Joe-× told Casual to eat a dick, and then said:
Go freedom! Next time we all agree to die?

Here's a good criticism of libertopianism from its purported inventor:

A strict observance of the written law is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to the written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means.
I suspected that Jefferson said this while he was president, possibly to justify the Louisiana Purchase, and googling it looks like I was right. Before he was president, Thomas Jefferson was the father of strict constructionist nuttery (correctly taxonomized as a liberal sentiment at the time). As soon as he got the reins of power, suddenly he was all about Federalist broad construction.

But anyway, the essence of this quote, to me, is that from the start we decided to adhere to the Constitution with a mental reservation. There's always a common sense exception. "Living document" and George W. Bush's "goddamn piece of paper" quip mean the exact same thing. In the highly unlikely event the Constitution is starting to look like a suicide pact, can't we at least amend it after the fact?


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Troll's Hole told Casual to eat a dick, and then said:
Oh mighty dictator of the spider's lair
Why are the smilies appropriate?
Your horse drawn wagon is as inexpensive as a London unforunate
Who can you please when your tree house of diamonds collapses?
Its ladder being pulled away by the children who won't grow
Unleash the lizard
Squash the rebellion, for they mean to commit highway robbery
Turn their words into incomprehensible letters
Prisoners of the physical realm
Only the arms of the bear can save them now
But the ref pulls out the red card
The crab of the downward spiral eats ravioli and ejaculates corrupt Linux files
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