[ExI] ccp struggles

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 03:24:02 UTC 2020

On Wed, 15 Apr 2020 at 11:18, The Avantguardian via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Quoting Stathis Papaioannou:
> If a policeman tries to arrest you for something that you think is
> unconstitutional, you don?t have the right to shoot him, or even threaten
> to shoot him. You will likely be punished if you shoot him or threaten to
> shoot him even if it is subsequently agreed in court (in a case separate
> from your criminal trial) that the policeman was acting on laws that were
> unconstitutional.
> An armed American might not have the explicit right to shoot a policeman
> for violating his constitutional rights, but he certainly does have the
> option to do so. That option alone might prevent the policeman from barging
> into that American's home to see if he has anything he might want to take,
> demand free room and board from him, or otherwise excessively abuse police
> powers. Both the American citizen and the policeman have to deal with the
> consequences of their actions. By being armed, you can make sure those
> consequences are evident to the policeman. Armed citizenry keep the police
> honest.
> Ever since Australians gave up their gun rights, the government can now
> just arrest their journalists and treat them like criminals, if they write
> or say the wrong thing. Can you imagine if Trump had that power here in
> America?
> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-15/abc-raids-australian-federal-police-press-freedom/11309810
> Stuart LaForge

Do you really think the Australian Federal Police would not have pursued
the journalists if they feared they had guns? Do you think that the US
Government might have not have pursued Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning
if they had guns?

Stathis Papaioannou
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