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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Crime Is

Eric at Classical Values:
"It is one thing to prosecute and punish crime, and when someone has been convicted, I can understand the logic of requiring him to be monitored. But what gives the government the right to step in and require citizens to monitor themselves? What's being discussed here is making it a crime not to use crime prevention devices. Where does it end? Installing monitoring collars and ankle bracelets to keep track of all of us?"
I would rather not talk about government having a "right" to do anything. Government's have power, not rights. In my view, we should not think government is justified is using power (a.k.a. force or coercion) to make it a crime not to use a crime prevention device.

Sometimes these days our political economy seems just to much Alice in Wonderland too understand.

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