Saturday, August 29, 2009

West Coast Salmon swimming through my brain have stirred things up!

This view of government mismagement due to politics and pork barreling has been tackled in my critique of Michael Crichton's speech to the Smithsonian Institute.

"Fear, complexity, and environmental management" as a comparison to the prohibition approach of social control.

Sgt Jeff Rice wanted some legal context for my claims.

This was posted by Robin Registrar, of the UDS

For those interested in reading some historical legal materials, here are a few. If I have one criticism of Menard it's that he doesn't cite so well---but there are all sorts of citations for most anything if one cares to dig well enough.

(In quasichronological order)


Bracton, De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus AngliƦ
(Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England)

Horn, Speculum Justitiaorum (The Mirror of Justices),

Blackstone's Analysis of the Laws of England,

Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England,

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