Don’t punch offensive jerks

I always tell my daughter you shouldn’t hit someone for “just” offending you. Yet, that does seem to be the automatic human response, doesn’t it.

I think it is one of the cornerstones of statism. Someone does something to offend you, so you use government to cause them pain.

Real aggression or property violations need no government permission (or agents acting on your behalf) to be responded to, but fake “harm”, such as being offended, is easier to strike back against if you can blame it on something else- like a cop just enforcing a “law”.

You have no right to not be offended nor to respond to offense with force, and you have no way to delegate rights you don’t have to people with false authority.

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2 Responses to “Don’t punch offensive jerks”

  1. CurrentUser Says:

    I relate to this entry so well. The force and authority has been used against me in recent times at a level most people are rarely subject to. Feigning “harm to the children” always gets it done.

  2. Kent McManigal Says:

    The State is the most harmful thing to children. Funny how they never worry about that one.

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