The State Is All About Double Standards

by | Aug 7, 2020

There are some subjects that must be discussed multiple times until people fully grasp them. The subject of the “double standard” when it comes to State actors and their actions is one that I think about every day.

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On the right of the meme is a list of actions that you or I would be thrown in a cage for were we to perform them. Yet when the “State actor” does it, it is normalized.

Let’s look at what the State calls “Enhanced Interrogation.” If they feel the need to get information out of a suspect, they have been given the right (mind you, by people that do not possess that right to start with) to beat, maim and kill to get it.

What if your child were lost and you had a friend that said they saw he/she headed into the woods with a neighbor. If you took it upon yourself to do to your neighbor what the State does to their suspects, that same State would lock you in a cage. I know I am beating the horse to death but where do they get this right from if an individual or group cannot convey it? And why do you accept it?

Maybe it’s because they attach a fancy phrase to it like “enhanced interrogation” instead of what it is actually is, torture.

About Peter R. Quinones

Peter R. Quinones is managing editor of the Libertarian Institute and hosts the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast. He released his first book, Freedom Through Memedom – The 31-day Guide to Waking Up to Liberty in November 2017. It reached #4 in the Libertarian Section on Amazon. He has spoken at Liberty Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire and is one of the Executive Producers on the documentary, “The Monopoly on Violence." Contact him at pete@libertarianinstitute.org

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