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While I am not completely happy with the Pirate Party movement, it is a step toward liberty.  It is good to read this blog from the Pirate’s one member of the European Parliament from Sweden:  Amelia Andersdotter:

A few highlights:

Prague declaration on Pirate Party Europe ratifiedAmong the internationally significant decisions of the weekend was PP-DE’s ratification of the Prague declaration authored by pirates from all over the Europe at the Pirate Parties International Conference two weeks earlier. The signatories agree to include a common election program in their platforms for the EP elections in 2014, to coordinate their campaigns, and to establish a Pirate Party of Europe. The ratification was welcomed by guests from international Pirate Parties that attended the assembly. Board member Julia Schramm has made it her goal to help facilitate broad transnational participation in writing the common election program.  (emphasis mine)

That ought to scare Tweedledee and Tweedledum!  Now, the issue of the European Empire will have to be addressed and soon!  But the Pirates took a useful and essential stand again racism:

The pirates gathered in Neumünster agreed almost unanimously that racist and anti-Semitic hate speech has no room in the party.


A party, that has by definition agreed on a more narrow set of values than society at large, can very well protect freedom of speech as a human right, while leaving no room for racism in its own ranks. PP-DE has made it very clear that it will not serve as a platform for inhuman ideologies, but will work towards a society that judges all people on the content of their character alone.

Followers of Christ cannot be racist; it is not allowed by the Bible!

“Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:  But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”  Acts 10:34-35 (KJV)

“For thou [the Lamb of God, e.g, Jesus Christ the Messiah] was slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;…”  Revelation 5:9 (KJV)

Glad to see the Pirates make that clear:  No racism!  (For those who want to know more about the Jesus that loves and accepts people from every nation, tongue and tribe, go here!)

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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