Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Liberty for all?
Can anyone answer this one question for me? Is it illegal to resist and illegal arrest?
How about this one: Is assault not assault if the person committing the act has a badge?
Or this question: When does another person have the right to put their hands on your body?
What about this: Under what circumstances specifically is it not your individual right to defend yourself from a violent attacker?
Or this: If two ordinary citizens are having a heated conversation and one of them elevates it to a physical dispute, isn't that person committing an illegal act?
Is it legal if under the exact same circumstances the physical aggressor is an agent of the government?
Is it legal if the person who is assaulted is asking hard questions?
What if it's just because they don't shut up when the government agent tells them to shut up?
I feel like there may be some sort of fundamental document that covers this sort of thing. Maybe a bill of some sort, with like enumerated rights on it. I don't know. The legal system is so complicated and the 40 lawyers I carry with me at all times won't explain the ins and the outs and the what have yous. If only there was some sort of guideline by which we could all derive some sort legal knowledge. If only there was one document that ensured that we all knew when an agent of a tyrannical government was violating our fundamental freedoms, so we would know without legal consultation if it was alright to defend ourselves or if we, in fact, deserved to be silenced.