Police State “Unintended” Consequences?

Please read this link:

http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/13/mom-died-jail-because-she-didnt-pay-her-kids-truancy-fines?cmpid=tp-ad-outbrain-general

In my opinion, this is one more piece of evidence that supports the proposition that systematized police state methods are often (fatally) destructive of the (proper) American civic ideals of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

No one person can be fairly blamed for this chain of “unintended” consequences. But the System, taken as a whole, can be. I am reminded of Paul Craig Roberts’ arguments in his very fine book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions.

For the most part, people — even people who express “good will” — will avert their eyes from this. Only “for the most part,” mind you: there obviously ARE people who care, which is why this particular example (one of hundreds) has been brought to light in this article.

Yes, there are people who care. How many of them are “conservative, Bible-believing Christians”?

This causes me to wonder, and to think many things.

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One comment on “Police State “Unintended” Consequences?

  1. “How many of them are Bible-believing, conservative Christians?”

    Considering that the incident happened in California, probably very few.

    Jokes aside, a common retort I hear goes something like, “If you don’t break the law, you have nothing to worry about.”

    What’s really crazy is that such a response is neither Christian nor conservative.

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