On Qualified Immunity II

Most people are (rightly) held responsible for their destructive actions toward other people or their property. If I damage you in some way, accidentally or intentionally, I am held liable and forced to make amends, be it retribution against me or restitution for you. If I demanded immunity from this liability, I would quite correctly be considered an asshole (or for our friends across the pond, a cunt). Yet, their are people in our society that demand such immunity. Those people are police officers, prosecutors, and other government bureaucrats. When they damage other people, so long as it’s pursuant to their jobs, they are granted immunity for liability. They may wreak havoc and destruction against other people or their property without being held responsible for their actions. Anybody who demands or accepts this immunity is an asshole. The saying is true: All Cops (and prosecutors and bureaucrats) Are Bastards. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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