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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/04/2015 11:56 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/04/2015 11:56 PM
Expires: 01/01/2020 12:00 AM

Today Is The Fourth Of July. What Does That Mean Aside From Celebrating Our National Independence? ~By Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA...As a kid, I was excited about the fire crackers, rockets and sparklers. We didn't usually get to watch the big fireworks shows. I liked putting a cherry bomb under a tin can, shooting it 30 feet up in the air. Totally cool! Too bad my dad didn't think so. After much reading I discovered the 4th can mean so much more than independence and cherry bombs - even BBQs. It can be a celebration of human liberty!


For most of human history mankind has been enslaved and human beings were merely property.

That all changed with the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independance and the brilliant Constitution. While it is true it took six decades more for the Emancipation Proclamation to come about, it had to be because it was the right thing to do.

After reading The Law by Frederic Bastiat, it became apparent to me that the purpose of government was not to take from some to give to others, but to protect the rights to life, liberty and property of all people.

The world political history of the last hundred years seems to have a lesson for us. The more a country ignores the above principles the more horrible the consequences, including civil turmoil, mass murder and starvation. The sadist thing, while this was going on, is that most of our leaders did not understand the connection between liberty and prosperity. Or, perhaps, did not care.

Is there something we can do now in Calaveras County to protect our human rights?

Perhaps there is. It is called a General Plan.

Right now the direction is to increase government control over the people and property in Calaveras County.

It doesn't have to be this way.

If enough people of good will would encourage our leaders to make this plan freedom friendly, it could happen. It's possible future generations could enjoy the same freedoms we sometimes take for granted.

Now is the time to learn the facts and contact your Supervisor!

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Republican irony
Posted on: 2015-07-05 10:48:17   By: Anonymous
Isn't it ironic that when a Republican talks about "human liberty", you can't help but think of immigrants, gay marriage, race baiting comments, and all the other tolerance issues.

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    Re: Republican irony
    Posted on: 2015-07-05 11:08:29   By: Anonymous
    That's being stereotypical.

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      Re: Republican irony
      Posted on: 2015-07-05 11:18:15   By: Anonymous
      No, only in Al's case. If he is the stereotypical Republican, so be it.

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        Re: Republican irony
        Posted on: 2015-07-05 11:35:47   By: Anonymous
        Actually, you're wrong.
        Your post is very judgmental and stereotypes a lot of Folks that don't fit into the category your selective-seeing left-leaning mind-set.

        You're worse than all of them wrapped up.

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          Re: Judgemental and stereotypes
          Posted on: 2015-07-05 13:56:08   By: Anonymous
          Whoa, I guess you think some of us have short memories regarding Al's comments throughout the years. It's not judgemental when responding to someone that is openly critical of of democratic views, like Al. It's not stereotyping when responding to ONE person's narrow minded views. One of the few things I agree with him on, is that the Constitution is the prevailing law of the land. Unfortunately, the ebbs and flows of the presiding SCOTUS doesn't always make everyone happy. In my opinion, that's what the founding fathers intended.

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            Re: Judgemental and stereotypes
            Posted on: 2015-08-30 21:40:59   By: Anonymous
            Sure wish you nut cases would stick to the issues rather than playing the blame game.

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    Re: Republican irony
    Posted on: 2015-07-05 15:09:50   By: Anonymous
    "The SADIST thing, while this was going on..."
    Most awesome typo, EVER.
    Al is a blowhard, but at least this was good for a laugh.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2015-07-05 11:32:56   By: Anonymous
Trying to push politics on a national holiday... Way to go!

Enjoy the moment. Tomorrow will come soon enough.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2015-07-05 12:11:05   By: Anonymous
Murica number 4 is about guns, country and western music, sending Mexicans back to wherever they came from, dropping bombs on terrorist, BBQ meat- vegans can GFO, kick ass diesel trucks, and most importantly sending that no good color sitting in the White House back to Africa. Oh, AND flying the confederate flag- if you're not down with the stars n bars, than you probably are not a real American. Whoa!

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    T-Pub Liberty
    Posted on: 2015-07-05 12:59:25   By: Anonymous
    T-Pub liberty involves allowing the"liberty" to do what ever whenever.

    The 'Liberty" to pollute , or inflict harm on others, then use the courts as the remedy.

    This leaves a trail of bodies to the courts, and takes years to remedy the idiocy of choosing"Liberty" over common sense regulations that prevent Harm To Others.

    It's similar to vaccinations. Vaccinate before epidemics, not after.

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    Posted on: 2015-07-05 14:55:18   By: Anonymous
    liberty = practicing tolerance for others in America

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No Subject
Posted on: 2015-07-05 15:52:29   By: Anonymous
I love America and the end of our nation's slavery. However, the idea of ending slavery is not an American original. Many, many stories long before us. For example "Spartacus" is one most know.

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    Posted on: 2015-07-05 15:53:48   By: Anonymous
    Haha, "now is the time to know the facts...." Well, bless his heart for trying.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2015-07-05 18:51:48   By: Anonymous
Al's view of property rights is the right to make an eye-sore out of his property even if it devalues mine. No thanks.

My property rights include keeping you from setting up a pig farm next to it. Give us a properly restrictive General Plan; I like civilization.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2015-07-05 21:09:36   By: Anonymous
Why are all you blowhards jumping on Al Segalla? He merely suggested a way that the General plan could be less destructive. Those of us who have worked in government know that common law works far better than regulatory law, that too many regulations destroy respect for common law and that intelligent and just leaders do not impose onerous rules nor demand servitude. As for me, I don’t ask that the government do more for me. But, please do less to me. Thanks.
And Al did suggest that we learn the facts. I especially recommend that all you blamers and blow-hards do that before blogging.

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    Liberty ?
    Posted on: 2015-07-05 21:56:49   By: Anonymous
    liberty = practicing tolerance for others in America

    Tolerance - like for the Libertarian Koch Bros?
    They want those living near their polluting plants to get cancer and tolerate it, because, you kno- tolerance is Liberty?

    They want less regulation too.

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      Re: Liberty ?
      Posted on: 2015-07-06 18:33:04   By: Anonymous
      Stuff, some very interesting stuff, but you don't want to hear it.

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    Posted on: 2015-07-06 21:56:34   By: Anonymous
    Common law works better than regulatory law? Nuts!! Where in heck did you get that idea?

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      Posted on: 2015-08-30 21:54:37   By: Anonymous
      I dealt with it from both sides of the planning counter. Why should a pesky crat have more to say about what one does with a home than the owner? Uniform regulations that apply equally to all are fair. Being subject to the personal opinion of a bureaucrat is tyranny.

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