In this video, we see – we hear – an armed government worker openly say what so many seem to believe (and act upon):
I am the law!
And you’d better obey.
This AGW commenced the Hut! Hut! Hut! routine because he felt the driver of the car was “suspicious.” There’s no law, however, criminalizing this – yet – probably because there are still embers of the remains of what was a relatively free country, not all that long ago.
“Suspicion” isn’t objective – and that’s why it isn’t illegal.
Not that this AGW cares about that. He has the gun – and the badge, which grants him the power to menace anyone he likes in a manner – and to a degree – that would rain immediate legal consequences down upon anyone without a badge who did the same.
Just by claiming the object of his attentions is “suspicious.”
But since it isn’t – yet – a criminal offense or even a infraction to be “suspicious,” the question arises: How did it come to pass that armed government workers are given a pass when it comes to obeying the law . . . which doesn’t empower them to Hut! Hut! Hut! people they claim are “suspicious”?
And what would have happened if the object of this illegal Hut! Hut! Hutting! had refused to obey the AGW’s illegal orders?
What if he had defended himself against the very clear threat to his safety presented by an armed and belligerent stranger acting outside the boundaries of his lawful authority?
We know the answer, of course.
But a different answer is needed.
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