[clug] EFA?

David Howe david at qednet.biz
Tue Sep 25 20:09:58 GMT 2007

by contrast, it takes a government act here in little ole canberra to 
bestow on people even the most basic rights, ie the government "gives" 
people their rights.

however in both cases the end result is the same - a powerless public 
with minimal dissent.

just my 2c

Sam Couter wrote:
> Tomasz Ciolek <tmc at vandradlabs.com.au> wrote:
>> Think of a bill of rights - like the one USA have as a precriptive piece
>> of law. I don't think I want to have a constirution that prescribes what
>> my rights are, to exclusion of things not listed in the books.
> You've been listening to Gonzales too much.
> The US Constitution is pretty clear that it's *not* a comprehensive list
> of rights that people have. It doesn't say "The government can do what
> it wants as long as it doesn't violate these human rights", it says "The
> People grant the Government these specific limited powers and it has no
> authority beyond that". There's an incredibly large difference.
> You're obviously not the first to make the mistake, the US Supreme Court
> have been pooping on the US Constitution for generations.

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