"As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
National Gazette Essay, March 27, 1792
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We hold this truth to be self evident ! ! ! One only needs look at government licensing to understand the accuracy of the statement. A license is: A right given by some competent authority to do an act, which without such authority would be illegal (Bouviers Law Dictionary) A personal privilege to do some particular act or series of acts ⋯ The permission by competent authority to do an act which, without such permission would be illegal, a trespass, a tort, or otherwise not allowable. (Blacks Law Dictionary, 6th Edition) What or where is the legal nexus that took away the individual sovereign's inalienable right to participate in the religious sacrament of marriage - giving carnal gods and masters competent authority to make such union an illegal act, requiring a purchased privilege (license) to enter into or take part with such illegal act. License replacing the right to travel, conduct commerce or impairing the obligation of contracts, etc., etc., etc. is an extremely terse list demonstrating the accuracy of the quote. Lastly, here for brevity's sake, "his possessions" is not recognized by the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land. A perfected allodium does not exist for anything - there are only titles or patents only.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Very well stated Mike, thank you.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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