In comments to "Eye In The Sky," an anonymous (oh, really?) individual wrote:
Snore.If he's serious -- and I think he is -- then that nifty little Thoreau quote over there on the right is more true than ever, except he's no friend of mine.
Oh cripes, here we go. The usual libertarian crap of making life as tough as possible on law enforcement and then whining when the guys can't do their jobs cos the crooks have every benefit of the doubt and the cops have to fight crime with both arms tied behind them.
Grow up chickie. [...]
Ya know what the awful truth is? Most human beings are uneducable cretins that need a big brother watching over them to keep them honest.
Civilizing the uncivilizable is our job -- yours and mine -- not that of the police or Teh Gummint. Nor is there any handy one-to-one correspondence between those who initiate force and fraud and "cretins," educable or otherwise.
The awful truth is, you'd way rather live in a nice, neat North Korea or East Germany, regimented, patrolled, watched, civilized-from-above to an extreme degree, than any place where decent men and women are free.
Who was the dirty, empty-headed, commie, libertarian radical who said, "better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer"? Oh, I remember, it was that bomb-throwing William Blackstone, hippie-freak underminer of Decency and Order.
It matter how you play the game -- especially when "you" is the full force and weight of Government, a Leviathan that can oppress the innocent and not even notice. Hell if I'll give it any more leeway to roll me flat, even by innocent, dewey-eyed mistake.
Liberty: to some people, "I really don't see what everyone is getting so excited about -- it's just a cat." Maybe so; but it's not your cat, so hands off!
Update: Remember, we're not talking about if Enforcers Of The Law can put a tracking device on your car, only if they maybe hadn't otta be required to convince a judge to issue a warrant first.