Public Crimes, Private Criminals June 5, 2008

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 5, 2008

In his classic book Our Enemy, the State, historian Albert J. Nock pointed out:

"Everyone knows that the State claims and exercises [a] monopoly of crime?. It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants? . [T]there is not one [crime] that we have not seen it commit ? murder, mayhem, arson, robbery, fraud, criminal collusion and connivance."

Nock?s point about government being largely a form of organized crime is validated by a new Justice Department Inspector General?s report. That document describes numerous acts of bribery, theft, drug dealing, sexual exploitation, embezzlement, and fraud committed by highly paid officials from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

In their professional lives, those officials faithfully enforce countless unconstitutional laws and policies. So should we be surprised to learn that many of them are common criminals when they?re not on the clock?

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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