As a tool of society, Government’s power to force or coerce an individual against his will is only legitimate if that person is harming others.
“the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.” ― John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Obama Says Race Relations Better, Really?
President Obama told me tonight race relations are better. Really.
Apparently, President Obama has missed the protests, rioting, looting and property ablaze that occurred across our entire country over the past two years, led by the group Black Lives Matter (BLM) and other race baiters. You know, the lawless citizens who shut down cities, highways, and events. You know, the group you allow and encourage to trample the rights of all other citizens. You know, the group that chants “what do we want, dead cops, when do we want them, now”. You had them to the White House to inspire them. Cops were killed, they were happy.
How could he not know? Maybe he’s just lying to us. You know, like “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”. Maybe he lives in a parallel universe where whatever he thinks must be true, is true. He probably actually believes Americans are paying $2,500 less for insurance as he promised.
It’s as if our president doesn’t understand the difference between a protest, the right to assemble and offer lawful grievances against your government; and rioting, looting, or burning property.
Or maybe he does.