This library was first established
on Friday, March 9, 2012 and was most recently revised on Friday, December
|Where the people fear the
government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people
you have liberty.|
—John Basil Barnhill
The information that I've presented in this library is here because I believe
that it's important to preserve the information, and to make it available.
However, it's possible that some or all of this information could become
unavailable without notice. I've had various such problems over the
years. Access to certain information on one or more of my websites
has been restricted. Access to the websites themselves has been restricted.
My access to certain websites in the Middle East was obstructed. Even
my own access to my own websites has sometimes been obstructed. People
have been placed "on a list" because of visiting one or more of my websites.
Some of my email messages have been systematically deleted in route, according
to their content, never to be seen again. With such things in mind,
I suggest that you download all of the information that's available here.
That's a lot of information but, when the various thugs and evangelists do
their worst, at least you'll still have the information.
This library is a work in progress. I'll add additional
information when I'm able to do so.
—Sam Aurelius Milam III
Founder and Curator
Crime prevention isn't
a proper function of government.
—Sam Aurelius Milam
Some Known Principles of Liberty
See The Principles of Liberty, by Sam Aurelius Milam
Cause of Action — There isn't a cause of action until
there's a victim. Someone cannot legitimately be prosecuted merely
for something that he might do. Prosecution cannot legitimately be
based on mere speculation. Prosecution legitimately can be based only
Obligation — There isn't any obligation under duress.
If someone is compelled by force or by the threat of force to make an agreement that he didn't want to make, then the agreement isn't binding upon him. If someone is compelled by force or by the threat of force to do something that he didn't want to do, then the consequences of what he did cannot be
held against him.
Presumption of Innocence — A person must be presumed
innocent. He doesn't have to prove his innocence. His refusal
to attempt to prove his innocence cannot be used against him.
Burden of Proof — If someone believes that a person
is guilty of something, then the accuser must prove it without the accused
person's help. The accuser, not the accused person, must bear the burden
of proof. A person doesn't have to do anything or say anything that might help the accuser to prove his guilt.
Self Incrimination — A person doesn't have to provide
information that might be used against him. His refusal to provide
such information cannot be used against him.
Silence — An accused person doesn't have to provide
any information at all. His refusal to provide information cannot be
used against him.
Jurisdiction — A jurisdiction doesn't legitimately
apply to somebody unless he specifically and voluntarily submits to it.
He doesn't have to prove that such a jurisdiction doesn't apply to him.
Anyone who claims that a jurisdiction does apply to him must prove that it
does. He doesn't have to help. His refusal to help cannot be
used against him.