Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Thomas Jefferson Think Tank to ponder the 5th with Grant S.

See the comments for the full announcment.

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May 4, 2005

The Fifth Amendment Declares

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Grant Stapleton, owner of Sentinel Arms Corporation, former fraud investigator for the federal government, Legislative Analyst for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and aide to Allegheny County Commissioner Larry Dunn, will lead discussions of the Fifth Amendment at May’s TJTT.

How does the “Fifth Amendment” Pertain to a Citizen’s Privacy if NOT in Court?

Does a citizen have ANY right to privacy in matters that could possibly end up in court, if these secrets become known to “authorities”?

Should it be a violation of the Fifth for permanent records to be kept registering all firearms a citizen may own, in view of the potential that later, it may become a crime to be in possession of these (now legal) firearms?

Could an argument be made that one’s life is “private property” and the draft be construed as “taking private property for public use”? and, if so, what is “just compensation”?

These questions, and more, will be dissected in true Libertarian style, at May’s meeting - be there!

Grant says the government may have taken away his gun (Brady Bill) and the specialty ammunition he developed for use in it, but that he still has plenty of “Intellectual Ammunition” for use in our fight for freedom! Come; sit in a line upstairs at Silvioni’s, and PASS THAT AMMUNITION!!

Come early, enjoy the food, drink, and bring a friend. We will see you Wednesday, May 4, 2005 located at Silvioni’s, 2125 Babcock Boulevard. Dinner will be served until 7:00 pm. The meeting will start at approximately 7:15 pm.