Cops, Kidnappers, and Assassins Are Just Doing Their Jobs!

by | Dec 3, 2022


Imagine a police officer arresting you for the crime of selling “drugs”.

Later in court, the judge asks you how you plea, to which you respond, “Innocent your Highness! For I am a drug dealer. I was just doing my job. My boss, Pablo Escobar told me to do this. If you guys don’t like us doing this, apply for a job at our drug cartel, work your way through our system, and persuade Mr. Escobar to change his policy.”

This is no different in principle than, “I’m a cop, just doing my job destroying food that homeless people need because politicians or a police chief told me to do so. Don’t like the law? Work through our system to change it on our terms.”

Same goes for “I don’t make the law I just chose to take this job and enforce the edicts.” Or, “I’m not congress, I just invade countries and kill civilians when I’m told to.”

Cops would never accept such a ridiculous excuse from us, let’s stop accepting that immoral pathetic excuse from them.

About Keith Knight

Keith Knight is Managing Editor at the Libertarian Institute, host of the Don't Tread on Anyone podcast and editor of The Voluntaryist Handbook: A Collection of Essays, Excerpts, and Quotes.

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