‘We had nothing to pursue him with,’ said Newport Chief Deputy Philip Brooks, who went outside to see seven of his fleet’s 11 vehicles destroyed.
Denninger’s take on this is really good. He drives the ultimate point home – and no, it’s not about the ‘war on (some) drugs’…
Government — and laws — exist only with the consent of the governed. This man withdrew his consent. Yes, he will be punished for that act, and he should be — destruction of property (unless it’s your own) is a crime. Nonetheless the fact remains that at some point the cost of telling people what to do with their own bodies simply overwhelms the nanny state’s ability to cover it through taxation, if the people decide that the line has been drawn in the wrong place.
We need more of this – and on this level.