THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 446, December 2, 2007
"Socialists of a different color"
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise
As if we had not heard enough recently about Taser-happy cops, this evening brought me three new stories. I got in from work this evening and logged on to my new favorite internet forum and read the following:
Is it the Florida water, or the legacy of Janet Reno, the former state attorney general? (More on her in just a minute.)
Tasering is harsh and extremely painful. In each of the above cases, tasering constituted "cruel and unusual punishment." tasering is a form of "pain compliance", which is just a euphemism for torture. Tasering has killed people.
In each case, police claimed they tasered these kids for their own good. This is all too reminiscent of the army officer during Vietnam who claimed that it was necessary to destroy a village in order to save it.
The word "village" got me thinking. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (1) wrote a bestselling book titled It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. Hillary and her husband, Kim Jong-Bill, had very interesting ideas about how childrennot Chelsea, but less privileged childrenought to be raised. (2) Consider the 20-plus innocent children who were incinerated at Waco. Consider the machine gun pointed at little Elian Gonzalez.
Last year, I stated that, "The same folks who laughed convulsively when Hillary Clinton stated that 'It Takes a Village to Raise a Child' evidently have no problem with the idea that it takes a police state to raise a child."
I don't want to give Hillary any ideas, but just imagine her coauthoring a book with her husband'sWaco Willie'sattorney general, Jackboot Janet Reno. The book would be called "It Takes a Taser to Raise a Child."
(1) There is only one presidential contender who is unequivocally opposed to such police state measures. His name is RON PAUL. If we don't elect him, this whole election will be absolutely meaningless.
(2) Just so you know I don't favor either the Clintons or the Bushes, Jeb Bush's kids don't get tasered when they say "I don't think so" to the authorities. His son wasn't tasered when he resisted arrest in Austin in 2005. His daughter wasn't tasered when she was caught with crack cocaine in violation of her probation in 2002.
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