Originally Posted by willshoum
It's time to put a stop to the insane way the goverment is being run. Every State should have a vigilante force. No more slap on the hand for felonies. If your caught with illegal drugs and guns its two behind the head after your cuffed and kneeling on the street!!! Then your tagged as such and left for the buzzards. Same goes for dirty Cops, and Government Officials. When the working class, tax paying, I give $hit people start to finally take over we might be able to save whats left of this Failing country. I'm ready, are you?
Sorry to get off topic again but I must address this or I will not feel good about this.
Call it a compulsion.
I'm all for locking up real criminals and tossing out the key,and re-instating the death penalty for a broader range of offenses such as rape as well as murder,IMHO rapists -especially those despicable enough to victimize children- deserve a fast drop with a sudden stop.
However-due process is a pre-requisite to proper justice.
Do I think the government should get off our backs if someone has violated our rights and they end up dead while committing their crime against us?
I'm tired of all the stories about robbers and rapists getting shot down and the victim being held on criminal charges because the state doesn't like the way he or she defended themselves.
But vigilantism does not make a good replacement for due process.
And I'm also tired of real criminals -the murderers,rapists,robbers,etc- being likened to druggies.
Just where in the Constitution of the United States of America do you see government authorization for this war on drugs?
You are aware that the first prohibition-the Volstead act-actually required an amendment to the Constitution to legitimize government authority to enforce it?
I love hearing all the argument about how the Constitution doesn't authorize the Health Care Scam -which it most certainly does not- from people who think the war on drugs is a legitimate excersize of government authority,which it most definitely is not.Mark my words as written here and now-
the quickest way we will short circuit a re-birth of this Republic and a rectification of Constitutional principles and limited government from the abuses and tyranny of almost 100 years of socialist progressive 'revisionism' and 'fundamental change' is if we ourselves pay only lip service to the principles of life,liberty,and the pursuit of happiness,and believe that our violations of the liberty of others are more justifiable in their means and ends than the violations of liberty perpetrated by our political opposites.
We can have a Constitutional Republic that allows us the liberty to live and let live or a government that restricts us from making our own mistakes "for our own good" or whatever-but we cannot have both.
Maybe,just maybe-if we stopped tossing millions of people in the joint for a dime bag,overworking our police,courts,jails and prisons for what would otherwise be a victim-less crime-we could focus on the few thousand who really need to be incarcerated.
Those killers,rapists and robbers.
If we stopped likening people who choose to abuse substances to serious criminals,we could perhaps actually start dealing with the serious crimes that our rapidly dwindling resources should be used to address.
Lastly,did you know what your saying-shooting suspected criminals in the back of the head -even drug abusers- is what they do in oligarchical third world s**tholes like Iran?
So we should be like Iran?
And I'm not even gonna touch the inclusion of political opponents in this,because-yet again,thats what they do in oligarchical despotic nations that most likely dont even have words to describe the right to free political expression.
With all due respect,I want you,willshoum,sir,to please read the following and understand it:“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”
-Thomas Paine"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law', because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."
I now yield to the topic and apologize for the hijack.