18. November 2018 · Comments Off on U.S. Constitution: Rules for Government · Categories: Analysis, Law, Politics · Tags:

I wish more people understood that the U.S. Constitution is not the top-level law of the land. In fact, it doesn’t even apply to the people at all. The top-level law that applies to the people is a completely different set of rules called the U.S. Code. This enormous set of laws is established and enforced by the government and applies to the people. In other words, the U.S. Code contains laws that WE have to follow. The Constitution is the reverse… a minimal set of laws that the GOVERNMENT has to follow… Not the people… the government.

So when hate speech is shut down by a private school it is NOT a violation of the Constitution’s 1st Amendment, because a private school is NOT part of the government and therefore NOT obligated to the Constitution. Nor is it a violation of the Constitution’s 2nd Amendment when a restaurant insists on a “no firearms policy” because the restaurant is NOT part of the government either. Same thing for bakeries and flower shops that reserve a right to refuse service based on bigotry.

So… when people advocate smaller government and more privatization they are effectively advocating a weaker constitution by shifting matters into private hands with no obligation to the rights established in the Constitution. The oligarchs won’t tell you this because the oligarchs want better control over you without interference from the Constitution.

Just, something to think about

28. July 2004 · 1 comment · Categories: Analysis · Tags: , ,

I’ve been searching the RSS Universe for syndicated statistics. Amazingly, in this world of numbers and indexes, my extensive searches through the NNTP and RSS feeds, which consist mostly of blog blabber, have found very few statistics at all. I’m still looking, but so far I have found only one RSS feed that I can really say has a decent stat-to-blabber ratio. John Cletheroe’s Statistics, http://freespace.virgin.net/john.cletheroe/rss/stats.xml puts statistics on the RSS feeds. Of course the RSS feeds will need to carry a lot more statistics to provide much usefulness to online research, but John’s site is a start. hope more bloggers will catch on and contribute to the stream. Why? .. So I can build a simple agent for monitoring specific stats that apply to whatever topics I may be interested in. Why? .. because I’m to lazy to click and read through thousands of Google results.