And an 80-year-old man, awakened by somebody breaking in in the night, is supposed to magically know it's cops. Of course, he MAY have known and some asshole with a badge might have killed him anyway and excused it with 'he pointed a gun'(see 'magically' above), therefore he deserved it because drugs(see 'no meth or chemicals found' above).
Yes, I posted on this before; this crap should be repeated, over and over, along with the excuses for murdering a man in his home in a SWAT raid instead of knocking on the damned door and saying "Sir, we have a search warrant."
Every American has a little sedition in his soul, and this is a very good time to give it free rein.
There is a finely calibrated bargain at the heart of a republic: Citizens have a duty to obey the lawful and legitimate mandates of the government, including those with which they disagree, and the government has a duty to see to it that its actions are lawful and legitimate. The people have an obligation to be prudent and circumspect about engaging in civil disobedience, and the government has a responsibility to be scrupulous with its powers. That contract has been violated by the White House.
Yep; the 'civil rights movement' now largely means "Equal Rights For All; as long as we can get some groups special treatment."
Interesting way to prevent anyone from getting information: "NOBODY has standing to sue us!"
Haven't had time to get through all of this, but interesting.
The U.S. Constitution was written by individuals who believed in the classical liberal philosophy of individual rights and sought to protect those rights from governmental encroachment. But since the fascist/ collectivist philosophy has been so influential, policy reforms over the past half century have all but abolished many of these rights by simply ignoring many of the provisions in the Constitution that were designed to protect them. As legal scholar Richard Epstein has observed: “[T]he eminent domain . . . and parallel clauses in the Constitution render . . . suspect many of the heralded reforms and institutions of the twentieth century: zoning, rent control, workers’ compensation laws, transfer payments, progressive taxation.” It is important to note that most of these reforms were initially adopted during the ’30s, when the fascist/collectivist philosophy was in its heyday.
Things like this are why a gun is a handy thing to have around:
“Do you know what people are? They are nothing more than bags of meat with screams inside!”
But a lot of the gun bigots think using a gun to stop beings like this is just as bad or worse than what the being is doing.