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Scarmig has been questioning the role and necessity of politicians since 1999.  He is married with children living somewhere in the Texas.
 
 

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Functional Rights: The Elephant in the Parlor, Part II
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Scarmig 2009-06-03 16:00
Exclusive to STR June 4, 2009 Part II: Rights are' So what are rights? If there are none of these things, functionally, despite what anyone might claim, then what are they? How do they function in daily life? How are they exercised inalienably by every person everywhere that has ever existed, regardless of the government that claimed authority over them? George Potter wrote:
Functional Rights: The Elephant in the Parlor
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Scarmig 2009-06-01 16:00
Exclusive to STR June 2, 2009 Part I: Rights are not'
E-Passport: Doorway to the Panopticon
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Scarmig 2006-11-20 17:00
  panopticon - a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791 (www.thefreedictionary.com)   Part I   Several years ago word got round that the US government was going to put an RFID chip into a passport.  Privacy...
The Revolution Will Not Be American
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Scarmig 2006-03-27 16:00
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Conversations on Vendetta
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Scarmig 2006-03-20 17:00
Exclusive to STR Her: I never thought a weblog would be so much . . . research. Him: What do you mean? Her: Well, it's just that I have these things I want to say about the movie, but I need to make sure they are accurate. I don't want people to think . . . to think . . . . Him: You want to be accurate because it adds credulity, and you want people who read it to take you seriously.
The Hardest Sell
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Scarmig 2005-04-07 16:00
The yearning for freedom often has voluntaryists, self-governors, and other small 'l' libertarians waxing poetic of the great sweeping improvements that would overtake society should our philosophy become a widespread reality. I'm guilty too. We proclaim that without a coercive income tax, people would have more money to spend; that without political busybodies hell-bent on creating laws that...
How I Said No to the Automatic Social Security Number
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Scarmig 2003-12-11 17:00
This is the story of how I successfully refused to accept a Social Security Number for my child. I simply said 'no.' Really. That's how easy it was. I just said no, again, and again. On the Texas Application for Birth Certificate, which I was unable to get a copy of for this article, there is a check box down at the bottom of the page. It says, and I'm paraphrasing, 'Check here to have your...
How I Said No to the Automatic Social Security Number
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Scarmig 2003-12-11 17:00
This is the story of how I successfully refused to accept a Social Security Number for my child. I simply said 'no.' Really. That's how easy it was. I just said no, again, and again. On the Texas Application for Birth Certificate, which I was unable to get a copy of for this article, there is a check box down at the bottom of the page. It says, and I'm paraphrasing, 'Check here to have your...
Functional Rights: The Elephant in the Parlor, Part II
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Scarmig 2009-06-03 16:00
Exclusive to STR June 4, 2009 Part II: Rights are' So what are rights? If there are none of these things, functionally, despite what anyone might claim, then what are they? How do they function in daily life? How are they exercised inalienably by every person everywhere that has ever existed, regardless of the government that claimed authority over them? George Potter wrote: