Quote of the Indeterminate Time Interval – Revenant

by wfgodbold

In the comments at the Althouse post regarding the Indiana Supreme Court decision mentioned below, Revenant says:

Rather eloquent Orwellian Doublespeak;ie, cops can unlawfully enter your house at will, and if you protest, you’re a subversive …and on your way to the pen.

It didn’t sound Orwellian at all. It comes right out and says what it means: “it is not in the interests of the State for citizens to resist unlawful behavior by the State”.

That statement is both (a) true and (b) irrelevant — or at least it WOULD be irrelevant, if we were still a nation where the government was subject to the people instead of vice-versa. But that horse left the barn early last century. [Bolded emphasis added; italics are Revenant’s quote of an earlier comment]

And if that doesn’t depress you, then I don’t know what will.

Nixon famously said, “It’s not illegal when the president does it.”

In barely forty years we’ve now come to “It’s not illegal when the police does it.”


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