Donnie Davis- Jan 11, 2017
Legal theft: The passage of laws that their sole purpose is to extort the citizens for creating revenue in the community in which the laws apply. This style of criminalization is done by making an action illegal that has no victim and does not harm property under the guise of protecting the community or protecting people from themselves.
Taylor Trupiano, who left his car running with the keys in the ignition, has been labeled a criminal by his community, or better yet, the politicians who passed this legislation have labeled him a criminal for using his property as he willed with no harm being done to anyone or anything.
Again, he was ticketed for a misdemeanor crime of leaving HIS car, his own property, running with the keys in the ignition with it not affecting anyone except his own pocket.
Frederick Mercado, then Libertarian candidate for Michigan State Representative in the 57th district, who will be taking on rogue legislation come 2018 aimed at reducing or eliminating victimless crimes or infractions which do nothing further to protect our community other than scheme at revenue building, was appalled at the actions of local law enforcement, and that laws have been passed which criminalized non-criminal behavior had this to say:
“No harm had come to anyone, and this is not what Michigan needs as something counter to common sense legislation. We need to be able to trust people to make their own decisions as adults, whether it involves risk. Honestly, it’s wasteful spending on behalf of our government and resources to cite people for these types of offenses, wasting officer and judicial time. Citizens should feel secure in their person and property, while trusting law enforcement to apprehend those who intend on harming us.”
There are many instances of this in modern American life; food distribution licenses that are needed to serve food as a charity to the homeless; drivers licenses that do not keep the roads safer by keeping unsafe drivers off the road; gun laws, drug laws, traffic laws, and any other form of social control legislation that is geared towards protecting people from others through oppression of their freedom or to protect people from themselves.
The idea of protectionism is defined as the passing of laws to keep citizens from performing any action that society does not condone aside from the already illegal acts of violating someone’s life/health, liberty, and property. Our society has become so attuned to using a protectionism train of thought that people want to control other people by passing laws so they may not be able to do that thing that they don’t like. This is a real issue that this nation has and this train of thought/law making is violating everyone’s freedoms.
Benjamin Franklin said it best when he engraved our first national coinage, “Mind Your Business.” If it does not affect you or society, it is their liberty to do as they please.
Be a good neighbor. Allow your neighbors the freedom to do as they please as you would like the freedom to do the same.
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