St. Columba: The patron saint of copyleft... (fwd)

Dave Long dl@silcom.com
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 13:08:29 -0800


> (1) natural law is not the law of the US. The constitution is, and laws 
> passed according to it.

However, the constitution is not burnt
into ROM.  Up until 1865, it said people
were potentially property; an idea which
now seems horribly mistaken.  (although
people *are* excludable and rivalrous)

-Dave

"Re: ...and then there's slavery"
<http://www.xent.com/FoRK-archive/july99/0563.html>
"...what's so civil about war anyway?"
<http://www.xent.com/FoRK-archive/jan00/0172.html>

Hmmm.  Bitrot seems to have occurred; for the                                   Declaration of Causes of Seceding States, try:
<http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/reasons.html>

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Stupid-Future-History-Series: upon election of
an anti-intellectual-property president, and
realizing that it has both the most military
spending and ex-military population among the
States, as well as a thriving export economy,
CA will secede from the Union.

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The Civil War experience probably did in any
attempt at yeomanry on the part of the US
military.  After discovering that regional
units quickly because CS units, I think the
current practice is to rotate officers and
men to avoid geographic correlation, which
sounds more Persian than Greek.