Do you get extra rights by getting a job with a group called government? Does getting paid to do an immoral action, justify you performing the immoral action under the guise of “I was just doing what I was told to”?
To summarize Professor Jason Brennan idea:
Whatever you can do in self defense, or in self defense against others, against anything that I Jay Brennan do, you can do against the U.S. President.
Moral Parity thesis: The claim that, conditions under which you are able to resist injustice conducted by a government official, even when acting in the capacity of their office, are exactly the same as the conditions under which you’re allowed to resist non state actors.
Special Immunity thesis: Some government agents enjoy (are entitled to) a special kind of immunity against resistance
Buy Professor Brennan’s book here-
When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice https://www.amazon.com/When-All-Else-Fails-Resistance/dp/0691181713
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