People sure love the Nanny Police State

Larry Craig has been and is being railroaded by an absolutely homophobic Nanny Police State shake down . I hope he has the balls to to tell them to go to hell .

His supporters should press for an investigation of the Shake Down Cop who , while spouting that he is not anti-gay , interprets taps of the foot and all the other disputed minor actions as reason to threaten people with $1000 fines and missed flights and , as a bonus for submitting , a public record as , in this instance , a 62 year old gay grandfather on the make between plane flights .

Craig’s enormous error was to succumb to these thugs .

I am disgusted ( not a new condition ) with the Republican leadership and candidates who instantaneously jumped on the Kill Craig bone wagon as soon as they learned he was wounded .

The final pieces of evidence I would want is : was Craig waiting for some stall to open up or did he have other choices [ 09/06 | answer : apparently waiting for a stall ] , and did the senator indeed take a crap ?

1 comment for “People sure love the Nanny Police State

  1. Alton Yee
    September 10, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    I’d like to quote the beginning of the tract, “Vices Are Not Crimes, A Vindication of Moral Liberty”

    by Lysander Spooner, 1875

    “Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property.

    “Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another.

    “Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.

    “In vices, the very essence of crime – that is, the design to injure the person or property of another – is wanting.

    “It is a maxim of the law that there can be no crime without a criminal intent; that is, without the intent to invade the person or property of another. But no one ever practises a vice with any such criminal intent. He practices his vice for his own happiness solely, and not from any malice toward others.

    “Unless this clear distinction between vices and crimes be made and recognized by the laws, there can be on earth no such thing as individual right, liberty, or property, and the corresponding and coequal rights of another man to the control of his own person and property.

    “For a government to declare a vice to be a crime, and to punish it as such, is an attempt to falsify the very nature of things. It is as absurd as it would be to declare truth to be falsehood, or falsehood truth.”

    Wiser words about “vice crimes,” if ever there were. Still, “Vice Cops,” just love their jobs. Just think, you’re a cop. You do 20 years and you can retire with half pay (of which, if you’re a NYC cop, overtime is included in determining your pension, plus you get a $12,000 bonus each year). Now, would you prefer going after armed robbers or dangerous rapists and murderers, or would you prefer to go after unarmed, non-violent seekers of unwholesome fun such as Larry Craig? And how’d you like to go after non-violent “illegal” drug users or prostitutes for 20 years and then get a fat pension? Nice job if you can get it, I’d say. Let’s hear it for these “Vice Cops,” the “finast” and the most “bravest.”

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