You have a point. I've heard Ian and his anti-Rand rants and it's quite sad. I haven't called the show in a while so maybe tomorrow I'll give it a go...
Its a problem, alright. I'm not sure what the solution is, which is part of why I'm so frustrated all the time. Most people can't even comprehend the definition of the word "violence.'
I never said that those who come into a cop's crosshairs are "angels." I do think most of them shouldn't have been bullied to begin with. Take a crack user, for instance. Morally, in my mind, that's wrong, similar to how getting drunk is wrong. That's a vice, not a crime. I know you already know that, but I'm just clarifiying what my position actually is.
I really, really like the idea behind the FSP. I'm not in a position to be able to participate right now, but I really like the principle of the whole thing. Living around people with similar philosophical principles would definitely make a lot of things easier, and it would mean not almost having to give tacit approval to the legalized violence (or shut up) just to live our daily lives.
This is tough, even for me, because like everyone else I know a cop who's a respectable, nice guy. I alluded to such in the conversation I linked you to at the beginning of this conversation.
But, at the end of the day, no matter how professionally they may act, is being a government cop really a legitimate profession? I don't think so. Because it requires you to bully people who haven't harmed anybody else, even if you do it "professionally."
I guess the way I see this is, and maybe I'm wrong, but it takes 51% of the population to change something with an election, but if 10% of the people were convinced that this government was illegitimate, and were aware of the existence of that 10%, it could crumble just like that.
This isn't a criticism of you, BTW. We need people who can talk to the masses at their level. I'm arrogant as all heck precisely because I know I know better and most people don't. Which doesn't "work" even if it is right.
I don't even drive fast either. I still pretty much view people who make a living stealing money from people who "drive too fast" and people who smoke certain plants (I don't do illegal drugs either) as being "bad people." I was curious what your thoughts on it were.
I'm with you on electing more Rand Pauls, but I don't think that's really the solution. The only way I see this system changing is delegitimatizing the system. People need to wake up and realize that the government are NOT their legitimate masters. Then social pressure needs to be put on those who would be cops or soldiers for a living, as it would have been for soldiers and tax collectors in 1st century Rome. The problem now is that most people are brainwashed into thinking that their immediate rulers are "Putting their lives on the line" even while they criticize the government for being out of control.
Hey, as our resident "Sane" ancap, I'm curious what your thoughts are on the conversation I'm having here: http://ericpetersautos.com/2014/02/1...comment-145437 (I'm "David" on there). You don't necessarily have to join to post, you can post as a guest, and I did so for awhile before joining.
Yeah...you have. It takes me awhile to come around at times. I like to be sure.
Replying to your rep comment: no, those sig lines don't bother me at all. But they really do seem counterproductive to what Rand is trying to accomplish right now. As for what a certain member thinks about what I said....well, I guess I'll just have to go on without her approval. Somehow.
Opps, never mind. I think I lost my wallet so my plans changed
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