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Ditch the Planners

March 23, 2011 by

No one so much as suggested such a thing as the US Code in the first hundred years after the US Constitution was enacted. FULL ARTICLE by Jeffrey A. Tucker


John P. Cunnane March 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

Is it better to resist or just turn away? Perhaps withdrawing consent, albeit at the margin, is the only reasonable response.

Michael R Stoddard March 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

Calcification and Ossification are often confused.
Ossification (or osteogenesis) is the process of laying down new bone material.
Go to:

Oceania expat March 25, 2011 at 12:38 am

Are all Libertarians so pedantic?

Definition of OSSIFICATION: Merriam-Webster
a : the natural process of bone formation b : the hardening (as of muscular tissue) into a bony substance
: a mass or particle of ossified tissue
: a tendency toward or state of being molded into a rigid, conventional, sterile, or unimaginative condition

Michael R Stoddard March 23, 2011 at 10:58 am

I think it would be fun if you created a whole blog centered around this concept where people share creative ways to live outside the box.
Let’s ignore the man for fun and profit ;-)


Philippe Perrault March 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I searched chicken at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ per Jeffery recommendation and I dont want to know why #7 made the list.
Title Year Author SuDoc Number Internet Access
1 The economic organization of U.S. broiler production [electronic resource] / 2008 MacDonald, James M. A 93.73/2:38 http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS97547

2 Lesser Prairie Chicken National Habitat Preservation Area Act of 2008 : report (to accompany H.R. 3930) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). 2008 United States.Congress.House.Committee on Natural Resources. Y 1.1/8:110-632 http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS94479

3 [Payette National Forest, Idaho, Salmon National Forest, Idaho, and adjacent Forest Service areas] : 7.5 minute series (topographic) / 2007 Geological Survey (U.S.) I 19.81:P 29/2004/45115-C 1–C 8

4 Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site [electronic resource] : chicken house / wash house historic structure report. 2007
I 29.88:C 43 http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS101014

5 Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site : Chicken House / Wash House historic structure report. 2007
I 29.88:C 43

6 Small-enterprise chicken study 2007 : a “first look” at small-enterprise chicken operations in the United States. 2007
A 101.2:C 43 http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS80506

7 Child pornography on the Internet [electronic resource] / 2006 Wortley, Richard J 36.15/3:41 http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70983

TPG March 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm

The federal code is indeed endless. Why not fight them with their own oppressive actions? Lets create a documentary where we highlight the state’s most ridiculous intrusions into a normal person’s life. Lets find the people in jail for buying medicine they need, the recreational marijuana user in jail for using a plant the government decides is too dangerous and the entrepeneur no longer in business becasue of the ever-shifting whims of the state. The people whose lives have been ruined are so numerous that we could probably create a documentary television program and highlight three a week for the next 100 years if we needed to.

Redmond March 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

It is estimated that Americans commit 3 felonies a day without realizing it.


• Violation of Foreign Law (The Lacey Act)

Hypothetical: You are a small business proprietor who supplies restaurants with fish and produce. One shipment of lobsters comes in unusual packaging—usually sent in cardboard boxes, these lobsters arrived in clear packaging. By purchasing this shipment, you have arguably committed a federal felony. The imported lobsters originated in a country that bans the shipping of lobsters in clear plastic bags, and the U.S. Lacey Act makes criminal an importer who violates “any foreign law”—regardless of whether you knew of the foreign regulations.

Real-life example: American businesswoman Diane Huang was convicted under this far-reaching provision, despite her unawareness of the supposed Honduran law banning the shipment of lobsters in clear plastic bags. Lack of criminal intent, the Washington Legal Foundation argued on behalf of Huang and her co-defendants, should make the government’s criminal charges inappropriate. To make matters worse, the Honduran law governing such shipments was not valid at the time of Huang’s arrest—a fact that the Honduran government pointed out to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Nonetheless, the federal court found Huang guilty in March 2003 and imposed a two-year prison sentence.

Marco Polo March 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate.

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