They pretend to stand for diversity and what they call marginalized groups, but in fact they stand for no more than what you see in front of you: force. If you do not do as they say, the gangs will destroy you. Gangs at Reed demonstrated they can get their way, and destroy the college, the college’s president, and the college’s ideals in the process.
If prisoners actually do have valuable information, a skilled interrogator can obtain it without harsh techniques. Skilled interrogators do not exact revenge. They do not even need to make threats.
If government tortures and threatens people, how can they tell me what not to do? If the state requires me to report you for neglect, if you do not act the way I want you to act, why should I not incorporate coercion and threats in my business model? We observe extortion, intimidation, and manipulation everywhere. Why should I not participate if I can likewise gain an advantage?
“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
If we crave security and freedom – security of living with people we trust, and freedom to live without interference from others – why do we not gravitate toward institutions that embody live and let live principles?
Professor MacLean teaches at Duke University. She joined Duke’s faculty in 2010, and is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy there. I wonder if she regards herself as an empathetic person. I wonder if the people at Duke, who offered her an endowed chair when they lured her away from Northwestern, go home and ask what they could have been thinking.
Even if you do not own a gun, or do not want to acquire one, applaud Cody Wilson’s resolve and vision. He needs backing from every one of us. He understands what freedom requires. When we back Defense Distributed and its aims, we protect our own liberty, as the Second Amendment intends.
Quick comparison: why does Puerto Rico carry so much more public debt than non-U. S. Caribbean islands? $70 billion is …
We have discovered the state does not need formal pronouncements to tell its citizens they do not have protections they might think they have.
Thank you, Robert Mueller, for turning something up. I suppose we ought to thank the Russkies, too, for showing us how vulnerable we are to low-rent finaglers. One of the Russkies even texted, in the middle of their operations, we’ve been busted by the FBI! That’s a great piece of evidence! The finagler texts in the clear that our own security agency busted them, and we learn four years later the FBI told no one about it! Good work, boys and girls.