“What, then, is law? As I have said elsewhere, it is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Frederic Bastiat
Laws that are unnatural and violate the rights of individuals is not a law and it should not be enforced. The excuse of those who wear a badge and a uniform have for centuries used the excuse “we just enforce the law”. This excuse helped to doom 200 million people who were killed by governments around the world during the 20th century. Governments in reality didn’t kill those unfathomable numbers of people. It was the enforcers of the state “law enforcement” in the police and the military that arrested, imprisoned and executed these people.
Laws do not remove the responsibility and consequences of evil actions taken by those who are merely enforcing them. Only individuals act. Whether it’s in the military, the police force or in Congress, it’s individuals who make decisions to kill, steal or to imprison. Individuals who have become guardians of the state are tasked with violating individual rights due to “laws” on a daily basis. Individuals in uniform have the moral right, the ethical duty and the power to not enforce these unnatural laws that direct them to initiate violence against peaceful individuals.
Police officers, military personnel, DEA agents, and all the other defenders of the state have an amazing opportunity to create peace, prosperity and help millions of people all by not enforcing Drug Prohibition Laws. When law enforcement officers put on the badge, gun and uniform they do not have any special rights. Their rights are the same as any of us. And it’s because of our basic inherent right to self-defense. Those in law enforcement are being used to protect budgets, fill prisons for profits, keep drug courts flowing and pharmaceutical companies in the black.
Police individuals are risking their life everyday for this. Is it worth it? That is the question everyone who works in law enforcement should ask themselves each day. Is it worth busting someone for the possession of a plant? Is it worth breaking down someone’s door, shooting their dog, and possibly killing them for a plant that has been used for over 10,000 years with no reported deaths due to overdose or allergic reaction? Peanuts kill more people than cannabis. Should law enforcement be used to raid the Jiffy plant?
If you wear a gun and a badge you are to enforce the law. Not the law of man but the natural law. This natural law is simply the recognition that each individual (including law enforcement agents) own themselves. Everyone has sovereignty over their own mind and their own body. It is everyone’s right to consume and produce what they choose to unless it violates the natural rights of others. If someone does initiate force against another, then that is where the police come in.
Protection of persons and property from harm is what the original intent and the only “lawful” use of force in society. That is an extension of self-defense. Law Enforcement officers can choose to not participate in no-knock warrants, to breaking down doors looking for drugs, or busting people who possess Cannabis. If the legislature will not act then it is every cops moral responsibility to act to nullify Drug Prohibition.
Right now your unions, your bosses, and all those who wield political power to enrich themselves are fighting with everything they have to keep Cannabis and other drugs illegal. Why is that? Because if they don’t their budgets will shrink, they will lose power and their pockets will be less full. It is sad when people profit from the suffering of others that they cause. You don’t have to a part of that system. You no longer need to be the instruments of evil of these people who don’t care about you or anyone else but themselves. Small actions taken by individuals added up together over time can create a revolution.
Jacky Hunt is a perfect example of those in power who profit from the War on Drugs. He is director of the drug task force in Kentucky and now complaining because hemp is legal to grow in that state. He said recently after spending who knows how much tax payer money surveilling a legal hemp grow “Law Enforcement fought tooth and nail with the implementation of this program. For me as a drug task director, I am looking for the potential for abuse…We already have so much to battle, and now we have a crop out there for all intense purposes looks exactly like the crop we are fighting against.”
Do you want to be on the side with that guy? He is saying that law enforcement is in a war against a crop. How insane is that? The problem is that crops don’t bleed, they don’t have families that miss them when they are gone, they don’t have property that can be stolen, and they don’t pay taxes. The real war is against individuals and their inherent rights. The real war is all about control, money, and violence. That man has a chance to change the world by simply stating that all Cannabis should be legal and that would free up cops to go after those who steal, murder and rape. Cannabis doesn’t do any of those things.
You are being used, you are being put in harms way, you are being told to hurt, kidnap, and kill people over a plant. You are better than that. Your life is worth more than that. The person’s life who chooses to use or not use drugs, is worth more than that. Police Unions, Correction Officer Unions, Directors of Drug Task Forces, and all those who gain power and profits from using you to steal, kidnap and murder, believe that your life and the individuals in society are disposable, unimportant, and have no natural rights.
Every individual has the right to self-defense, to consume and produce what they choose and to associate with whomever they choose to. The individuals who wear a gun and a costume don’t have any rights beyond what everyone else has. Each individual in Law Enforcement has the ability to ignore unjust laws, has the duty to refuse to invade someone’s home over a “crop”, and should immediately refuse to take someone’s life simply for growing or owning a plant.
Ending the enforcement of Drug Prohibition in the state of Georgia and across America is the fastest way to create a more peaceful and prosperous society and to reduce the violence between individuals whether they are wearing a badge or not. If you are interested more in this subject please visit Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. They have tens of thousands of former Law Enforcement Officers who are speaking out against the failed drug war. You have a responsibility to yourself to hear the other side. You are filled with propaganda all day long about the war on drugs. It’s time that all Law Enforcement to see what that the War on Drugs really is and that’s a war on people.
If you want to join LEAP I will personally pay the membership fee for the first 100 current Law Enforcement Agents who want to join.
You have the power to end the war overnight. You can read Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law” free on Mises.org:
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