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[–] 7270024 6 points 39 points (+45|-6) ago 

War on sovereignty.

At every fucking level.

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[–] sinjinsmythe 4 points 36 points (+40|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Could you imagine those government dochebags trying to explain to our Founding Fathers why this guy is in jail?

"Well, see, we force everyone to live off of the government, whether we like it or not."

"You mean like you guys all have to buy tea only from the king?"

"Well, um, kind of, yeah."

Founding Father shoots government douchebag in the face.

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[–] eyeswim 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

HA!! Fine example. Exactly. I mean how would they know how many people are in the house if they don't have a smart meter broadcasting that kind of data via electric meter company? You know man , so when they declare martial law , they can have a print out of how many people are in the house via algorithms from your water and electric supplier? Especially veterans. We know how the fascist govt . feels about veterans...

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[–] elitch2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's worse than that. Try not paying property taxes and tell me who owns 'your' land.

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[–] AlphaWookie 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

Private property right where a big issue for the founding fathers. You are ignorant or an idiot.

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[–] rspix000 [S] 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

But they're not buying our oil.

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[–] TremorAcePV 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If they were doing their jobs, the veteran wouldn't be in prison.

And no, I don't mean "applying the rules as the rules ought to be", i.e. "it shouldn't be illegal to live off grid." even though that is definitely a thing that should be true.

I mean, police officers have incredible power to enforce laws. In a small town, people can go without getting tickets on vehicles that have problems like a tail light out or otherwise just because they know the officer. And even then, it's not about corruption through social power, but "his tail light being out isn't gonna really matter" or "he literally couldn't get to work, and he can't afford to change something as simple as that out yet, so I'll give him a month or two."

What I mean by that is that the spirit of a law is more important than the letter, and that Police should be doing social good, not just checking boxes and blindly applying rules.

If a community would be worse off by enforcing a rule, it's at an LEO's discretion to just not enforce the law, on a case by case basis.

And that's a good thing. But it seems these officers didn't get that memo.

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[–] rspix000 [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

On the last day of my constitutional law class, the prof said that despite all the legal niceties, you had exactly the rights that the dude with the gun and badge standing in front of you told you that you have. I thought the class was a waste of time.

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[–] Jixijenga 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Your professor wasn't wrong. That's precisely why we have the 2nd Amendment, because at the end of the day the only rights you have are the rights you defend with force, implied or applied.

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[–] theoldguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What I mean by that is that the spirit of a law is more important than the letter, and that Police should be doing social good, not just checking boxes and blindly applying rules.

That doesn't show up on their fitness report, so they'll be less likely to be promoted.

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 4 points 0 points (+4|-4) ago 

Read the article.

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[–] withinthewell 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well, in those terms(unless alluding to the Bible was not your goal) I argue that Spirit of the Law is greater than letter of the law

The Apostle Paul even demonstrated that the letter of the law(The Torah) Was only put forth to show us our need for a relationship with the Spirit behind the law(the Holy Spirit)

These are just my opinions, not trying to argue.

Matthew 22:36-40English Standard Version (ESV)

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

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[–] TremorAcePV 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What is you reasoning for that statement?

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Good comment. I would go further to say that all land that you buy should come with an allodial title. If you have to pay annual taxes on your own land, you don't really own it. You are forever paying rent to some fucking government agency that will eventually, by the law that they created, take over your property. FUCK-------THAT.

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[–] CaesarAugustus 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Love the idea. It is truly sad that we need to grovel to our government for what should be a given right.

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[–] Jixijenga 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Maybe modify the language a bit but truly this is truly the best thing I have ever seen on this site. Had the Founders known what was to come, the 3rd Amendment would have definitely included this.

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[–] rspix000 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There's a pic of a "Red Tag--Unsafe to Occupy" which means a trespass violation probably.

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

It's a bullshit story. The message in this piece of trash is: don't deport illegal immigrants... don't think bad thoughts about mohammad.

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[–] immatureusername 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I seen that too. Was wondering the downvoats but im with ya on this.

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[–] Chipcer 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

wtf this government about?

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[–] sinjinsmythe 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Used to be about freedom, but now it is about G.O.D. - Gold Oil Drugs

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[–] Dalai_Llama 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

It is not illegal to live off grid.

This idiot wants to live off grid on incorporated city land. There are places where you can live off grid, in the middle of a city is not one of them. In a city you must have respect for your neighbors and agree to follow the same rules they do. The last point in the article linked above sums it up:

One nice thing about this kind of life is that I have friends and neighbors, but they’re out of eyesight. You appreciate them more when you do see them.

If you want to live off grid, find a place to do it that won't affect others. Believe it or not, your shit does stink and your neighbors will notice. Find a place where this lifestyle is acceptable instead of forcing it on those who have chosen another way.

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[–] 7278804 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

"This idiot wants to live off grid on incorporated city land. "

Oh yeah. "city land", like it's new york city !

This guy is living at the periphery of fuck all town in the middle of a small meadow surrounded by trees.

And there isn't even a real road lol

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