a cache of usenet and other text files pertaining
to occult, mystical, and spiritual subjects.


Constitutional Law

To: alt.atheism,alt.satanism,alt.religion.wicca,alt.society.anarchy,alt.society.generation-x
From: (William Edward Woody)
Subject: Re: Constitutional Law was Re: "An Armed Man [sic] is a Citizen..."
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 12:45:54 -0800 wrote:
> You two also seem to have a bit of a personal argument going on, which I
> will decline from joining in on.  May you both enjoy a bright and happy
> holiday, no matter which religion you follow or what you call the
> holiday season. :)

I don't know why that is. All I said was that the theoretical rights
granted to us by the Constitution are not as fixed in stone as some
would have us believe. And even the scope or interpretation of those
rights which are in fact enumerated by the Constitution evolves over
time--meaning that it's not a very far cry to imagine a near future
where religious intolerance of witches (for example) was in fact
considered by future courts as "constitutional."

Further, while theoretical rights are one thing, the practical
expression of those rights is another. In particular, the right
to one's religious beliefs, the right to protection against unreasonable
search and/or detainment, and the right to express political beliefs
unfettered by the government have all been stomped on by our government.
And in some cases (such as the treatment of native americans), lower
state and federal courts have upheld the poor treatment as legal and
constitutional. (In particular, the illegal seizure of the various
lands held by the Salinan Tribe was upheld as recently as just a few
dozen years ago in California courts--because Salinans were not
permitted to own property when the lands were seized. This seizure,
by the way, caused my grandfather to lose his home at the end of a
federal marshall's gun at the turn of this century--and many of
my relatives were actually shot during the process of running my
ancestors out of their village.)

Malachias Invictus has strongly disagreed with my above stated position, 
and for some reason has devolved into calling me a "butcherer" of the
Bill of Rights.


If you don't know how our rights are actually maintained, and how to
fight for your rights (aside from calling for another revolution or
threatening to shoot law enforcement officials), then how can you
actually keep your rights?

                                                - Bill

(Who, as I said before, has had family on the 'business end' of those
"protected rights" enumerated in the Bill of Rights.)

William Edward Woody                 | In Phase Consulting             | Macintosh & Microsoft Windows
NOTE: I'm using PacBell as an ISP for PPP access. Use the Caltech
Alumni account (listed above) for all electronic corrispondance.

The Arcane Archive is copyright by the authors cited.
Send comments to the Arcane Archivist:

Did you like what you read here? Find it useful?
Then please click on the Paypal Secure Server logo and make a small
donation to the site maintainer for the creation and upkeep of this site.

The ARCANE ARCHIVE is a large domain,
organized into a number of sub-directories,
each dealing with a different branch of
religion, mysticism, occultism, or esoteric knowledge.
Here are the major ARCANE ARCHIVE directories you can visit:
interdisciplinary: geometry, natural proportion, ratio, archaeoastronomy
mysticism: enlightenment, self-realization, trance, meditation, consciousness
occultism: divination, hermeticism, amulets, sigils, magick, witchcraft, spells
religion: buddhism, christianity, hinduism, islam, judaism, taoism, wicca, voodoo
societies and fraternal orders: freemasonry, golden dawn, rosicrucians, etc.


There are thousands of web pages at the ARCANE ARCHIVE. You can use ATOMZ.COM
to search for a single word (like witchcraft, hoodoo, pagan, or magic) or an
exact phrase (like Kwan Yin, golden ratio, or book of shadows):

Search For:
Match:  Any word All words Exact phrase


Southern Spirits: 19th and 20th century accounts of hoodoo, including slave narratives & interviews
Hoodoo in Theory and Practice by cat yronwode: an introduction to African-American rootwork
Lucky W Amulet Archive by cat yronwode: an online museum of worldwide talismans and charms
Sacred Sex: essays and articles on tantra yoga, neo-tantra, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
Sacred Landscape: essays and articles on archaeoastronomy, sacred architecture, and sacred geometry
Lucky Mojo Forum: practitioners answer queries on conjure; sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Co.
Herb Magic: illustrated descriptions of magic herbs with free spells, recipes, and an ordering option
Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers: ethical diviners and hoodoo spell-casters
Freemasonry for Women by cat yronwode: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
Missionary Independent Spiritual Church: spirit-led, inter-faith, the Smallest Church in the World
Satan Service Org: an archive presenting the theory, practice, and history of Satanism and Satanists
Gospel of Satan: the story of Jesus and the angels, from the perspective of the God of this World
Lucky Mojo Usenet FAQ Archive: FAQs and REFs for occult and magical usenet newsgroups
Candles and Curios: essays and articles on traditional African American conjure and folk magic
Aleister Crowley Text Archive: a multitude of texts by an early 20th century ceremonial occultist
Spiritual Spells: lessons in folk magic and spell casting from an eclectic Wiccan perspective
The Mystic Tea Room: divination by reading tea-leaves, with a museum of antique fortune telling cups
Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology
Yronwode Home: personal pages of catherine yronwode and nagasiva yronwode, magical archivists
Lucky Mojo Magic Spells Archives: love spells, money spells, luck spells, protection spells, etc.
      Free Love Spell Archive: love spells, attraction spells, sex magick, romance spells, and lust spells
      Free Money Spell Archive: money spells, prosperity spells, and wealth spells for job and business
      Free Protection Spell Archive: protection spells against witchcraft, jinxes, hexes, and the evil eye
      Free Gambling Luck Spell Archive: lucky gambling spells for the lottery, casinos, and races