Lest any try to tell me that there's an unspoken, understood "social contract" that I somehow consent to by virtue of standing in the United States, whereby I agree to pay taxes and the government agrees to provide me with services such as protection by the police, note this: miscarriages of duty such as this render any such contract (if there ever was one) null and void.
This is no contract between state and citizen. This is an abusive monopoly on force.
"Anyway the proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity." - J.R.R. Tolkien
"If we could get back to personal names, it would do a lot of good. Government is an abstract noun meaning the means and process of governing and it should be an offense to write it with a capital G or so as to refer to people. If people were in the habit of referring to 'King George's council, Winston and his gang', it would go a long way to clearing thought, and reducing the frightful landslide into They-ocracy." - J.R.R. Tolkien
> Americans spent more on taxes last year than on food, clothing, and health care combined
Seriously? At what point will it be more clear that we've put the cart before the horse? We're paying more for the government than we are paying for the basic needs of the people being governed.
I boosted this from @vrsmd , but I want to comment on it myself.
Where State solutions for managing crime aren't themselves abusive or unjust, they are sorely ineffective. This encourages people to take the matters the police did nothing about into their own hands, spiraling crime further.
All men are sinners. No man is innocent. Creative solutions that seek to carefully untangle this reality in media res will be more effective than current State arrangements. #anarchy
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