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Libertarian Policing

•, By eric

But why?

Well, let's begin with this business of being forced to pay for cops – even if you don't want their "services," as they're styled. Most of which entail making you (and others) pay for other things you (and they) may not want, either – such as what are styled  "fines" (i.e., enforceable demands that you pay money) for not wearing a seatbelt or a helmet, if you ride a motorcycle. And so many other things you'd probably rather not be forced to pay for. Much less be forced to pay the salaries of the people who force you to pay for these things.

These people also have power – more precisely, the power of the state – which they can and will wield against you, for all kinds of reasons. For any reason. They have the power, after all. And you do not.

Invite them into your life at your peril.

Which brings up a problem I once dealt with that some people might have tried to deal with by calling the cops – which is what many people have been trained to do. Probably so as to train them to be unable to deal with problems themselves. This benefits the state in the same way that it is a boon to the owner of a dog that the animal is dependent upon its owner.

Anyhow, I had a neighbor – more precisely, the neighbor had a teenaged kid – who would leave the stereo he had in his garage on, loud country music emanating from there, all night long. You'd be surprised how far country music carries – -in the country. At first I assumed it was just a late-nighter and while it was annoying to hear it inside my house – which was across the road and at least 500 yards distant – I tried to ignore it, figuring it was a one-time thing. Maybe he forgot to turn off the stereo.