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  • Shall we toss corporate charter? Yes, church governors say in 5-0 vote

    State government graciously gives a small Presbyterian church a new and eternal life, that of a state corporation. It happened May 7, 1954.

    State government graciously gives a small Presbyterian church a new and eternal life, that of a state corporation. It happened May 7, 1954.

    Most churches in Tennessee have incorporated in the state. That means they have their lives, their body, their eternal existence thanks to civil authority that allows them to exist and treats them courteously. But what happens when administrations change? Please read more.

  • How private money, inflation entail chicanery, fraud, coming wreck

    Justice Stephen J. Field

    Justice Stephen J. Field, a dissenter to pending paper money disaster

    A supreme court justice in 1884 writes a blistering dissent to an opinion that lets the U.S. declare money substitutes as legal tender in payment of debt. He objects, in other words, to ideasphere money, to paper notes masquerading as money, depriving the people of a reliable medium of exchange. Please read more.

  • We’re all bad boys now; Silverglate tells how feds target innocent

    A great addition to a bookshelf of favorites is “Three Felonies a Day” by Harvey Silverglate, a longtime defense lawyer.

    I’ve spent a long time reading a book by a constitutional lawyer and defense advocate whose thesis in a 2011 book is that federal law has become so widely spread out, so hazy, that it is reasonable to suppose an average person commits three felonies a day. Please read more.

  • How do you want ‘to be policed’? Abusive cops in age of corporate state

    Police enjoy virtual legal immunity in taking human life. (Photo Page A7 Chattanooga Times Free Press Dec. 6, 2014)

    Police enjoy virtual legal immunity in taking human life. (Photo Page A7 Chattanooga Times Free Press Dec. 6, 2014)

    The Tennessee  bill of rights says the “doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.” That should be understood to be a personal right against police abuse. Please read more.

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