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The Wane of Government by Consent
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson

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Posted By:Drive, 8/22/2014 8:32:20 AM

The mathematics of civil disobedience has always been pretty straightforward: As Mohandas Gandhi pointed out to the raj, 100,000 government officials cannot control 350 million citizens if the citizens do not cooperate. There are not enough police in St. Louis County to control the people who do not wish to be controlled by the police in St. Louis County, as least as currently constituted. There are two ways to govern: By consent or by terror. In the United States, we govern by consent. (Mostly.) We spend altogether too much time talking about sentiment, e.g., polling Americans about whether they feel that the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/22/2014 10:37:05 AM     (No. 9976353)

FTA"Ferguson and St. Louis County police authorities ... do not give a very strong impression of competence, "

That 300 pound thug smashed a uniformed cop in the face, then began to charge at him. The cop then shot the guy 6 times, killing him. Cop looks pretty competent to me.

I´m getting tired of K. Williamson. Some teacher much have given him too many gold stars in grammar school.

Look, most blacks don´t like Western Civilization, or at least the law and order part. They love the easy bling of being in the U.S., but none of the responsibilities.

They do call themselves African-Americans for a reason.

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