Police: Would-Be Masters Who Masquerade as Servants

Are those who subsist on coercion deserving of your support?



Police employees claim to stand for justice, to protect those most vulnerable, and to be public servants.

But is that true?

What is a servant?

According to Dictionary.com: a person employed by another, or, a person in the service of another.

What is a master?

Again, looking to Dictionary.com: a person with the ability or power to use, control, or dispose of something, or, an owner of a slave

With these definitions in mind, would you say that police employees act more like “servants” or “masters”?

It’s no mystery why police employees behave like masters and not servants. Unlike butchers and bakers and candlestick makers, police employees don’t earn your money by serving you. They simply take it through taxation, fines, and asset forfeiture.

Consider how this perverse incentive manifests.

Say that a friend of yours is shot. For the most part, police treat it as just another day at the office – reports are written, paperwork is shuffled, sometimes a half-hearted search is done, but that’s about the extent of it.

But if a police employee is shot, entire towns are locked down, all points bulletins are transmitted to corporate media, property rights of those is the area are violated, innocent bystanders shot by police are brushed away, and taxpayer money is used to offer a bounty.

In George Orwell’s classic novel “Animal Farm,” the pigs are able to rule over all other animals with the phrase, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”

And just like the pigs in “Animal Farm”, when one group claims the sole right to make, and interpret the rules, we see that today those who purport to serve us, place a higher value on themselves.

For example, proscribing that the same action done toward a police employee is deserving of more punishment than if done to a non-police employee.

So, are police employees MORE equal than you or me?

An outsider looking in could only conclude “yes.” But such double standards are not conducive to a free society.

Pull back the curtain on the coercive monopoly that is the injustice system. Realize that the entire corrupt apparatus relies on perceived legitimacy, and choose not to grant it any.

What kind of society do you want to live in? One, where everyone is treated as an equal, or one in which some are slaves and others are masters?

If you truly believe that badges don’t grant extra rights, act like it.



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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.