When dealing with the State, the citizen acts at his peril.
Kevin Baker – “When dealing with guns, the citizen acts at his peril.”
March 20, 2013
[And as Kevin points out, that’s not how it is supposed to be. I find this a much more applicable description.
I should not be fearful that someone is calling the state because I took a picture of my child with a firearm. I should not be afraid that the state is going to come kick down my door because someone provides some false information for the “war on drugs”. We are living in a police state.
I have an idea for a post but I’m just not sure how to write it or string the thought out completely. The premise though is the meaning of the law is becoming worthless. More and more laws are being created, laws the creators admit are unenforceable. This leaves two different options:
- The law no longer really matters and is nothing more than an empty symbol.
- The law now exists as a tool to manipulate, scare, and intimidate those they deem undesirable.
Tell me, what good do these new gun control laws do? How does that actually benefit society, especially given they admit it will not make a difference and innocents will be caught in the crossfire? The actual effects will cause people to choose between being safe or committing a felony.
But that’s their goal, scare and intimidate law-abiding people into giving up their rights. Cause them to have to be unsafe to adhere to the asinine laws. I’m of the opinion if the law has degenerated to the point that it is criminalizing the free exercise of a right, that it’s sole action is to criminalize the innocent, I might as well just accept the fact they want to treat me as a criminal. If that’s the case and I’m going to be punished for owning something or doing something that doesn’t affect anyone else, maybe I should actually do something worthy of being called a criminal. If I’m going to be given a penalty anyway, why not actually do something to earn it?*
The law is loosing its worth and these people are rejoicing at it’s destruction. They don’t seem to understand it’s perversion is being done in such a way so the state can consume them just the same as it consumes us. –B]
*I am not saying one should currently, but certainly this does factor into the tripwire question.