Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 13:34:01 MDT

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > >I consider it a moral duty to hide from and cheat a tyrannical government.
> >
> > I would agree that it would be the right thing to do to try to evade the
> > strictures of a malevolent government (tyrannical or otherwise), but since I
> > do not have that opinion of my government, I am content to cooperate with
> > it.
> If you cooperate with the present US Government to a greater extent than
> to protect your own safety (i.e. paying to taxes to stay out of jail is
> OK, but buying T-Bills is not), you are morally complicit in the
> atrocities committed by that government. One MILLION Americans are
> rotting in prison having harmed no person or property; armed agents of
> the government routinely confiscate billions of dollars worth of property
> without trial or even accusation; thousands of immigrants are collected
> and returned to more oppressive governments; if that's not tyrrany, then
> what is?

He doesn't think its tyranny only because they aren't shooting people in the
streets (oops, they do that indirectly by disarming law abiding people and not
prosecuting gun carrying criminals), or killing hundreds of thousands in
concentration camps (oops, its estimated that 15% of the prison population in the
US is or will become HIV positive during their period of incarceration, at a
minimum, thats 300,000 people killed with a death sentence by AIDS, far in excess
of any punishment justified by the crimes they are convicted of), or that they
don't spy on everything that a person is browsing on their computer (oops, look up
Van Eyck (sp?) Transmissions, that DARPA and the NSA have systems for snooping on
what you are viewing on your computer monitor (thus getting around whatever packet
encryption you are using on the network), and the NSA has a coop agreement with
MI6 to spy on us in exchange for the NSA spying on british people...)

Nope, so long as the feds keep Lon Horiuchi caged up and not blowing innocent
Americans' brains out on national TV, Zero is quite content with our

Mike Lorrey

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