Open letter to a local cop

Posted: November 27th, 2011 by Militant Libertarian

by Kent McManigal

You are the local cop. I see you everywhere, and watch as you break some of the “laws” I have seen you enforce against others. I know that it is human nature to justify your own behavior, but seeing this disgusts me. It’s not that I think you should stop doing the things I see you do; it’s that you should stop enforcing those “laws” against others. That’s not why I am writing, though.

You may be a “nice” guy. You may even really try to help the community. Most of the time you seem friendly- as long as you are not acting in an “official capacity”. I still try to avoid you whenever I can, because although you are a person, I can’t trust you to not act as a cop if something triggers you. It’s the same reason I won’t sleep with a rabid skunk in my bed no matter how tame it seems.

Above all, I pity you. By joining forces with the worst enemy the people in America, and all of humanity, have ever faced you made yourself into a villain. You aligned yourself with the powerful bad guys who think it is their duty to tell other people how to live regardless of natural law, and think they deserve to be supported by the fruits of the labor of those they attempt to rule- in direct violation of natural law. And, by accepting a cut of the loot from those parasites in exchange for imposing their will on your neighbors, you became a parasite yourself. And, often, a thug. Your behavior is no better than any other gang member. You may (usually?) abide by your gang’s rules, but when those rules are wrong, that isn’t a point in your favor.
Probably no one other than me has ever pointed this truth out to you.
And now that you know the truth, you have a choice. You can changecareers, or you can pretend that what I said isn’t true and keep on doing what you are doing. But by taking the second path you go from having your guilt extenuated by ignorance to a willing embrace ofevil. Your choice will show where your heart lies. Because, even if you never enforce another counterfeit “law” for the rest of your life, you are still living off of money taken by threat of violence from people who do not hand it over willingly. You are receiving stolen property, knowing full-well where it came from. That is enough to erase all the good you might ever do.
So, what is your decision?
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Comments (6)

 

  1. Since you visit LRC and STR daily, you have already seen Joshua Katz’s Open Letter To The Enforcers…but for the unfaithful and the uninitiated, here is the link:

    http://lewrockwell.com/katz-j/katz-j34.1.html

  2. Steve says:

    Truly sad, the article is good, but sad how people can be led to such things as officers enforcing harm upon other humans.
    Harm and control, control set forth by others violating natural law.

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