Power and Authority

When Right to Resist Becomes Duty to Submit

“The control of man’s destructive and aggressive impulses is one of the great unsolved problems of our society,” pontificated the Court as it destroyed one of the few effective checks on the deadliest manifestation of those impulses. “Our rules of law should discourage the unnecessary use of physical force between man and man. Any rule which promotes rather than inhibits violence should be re-examined.” That objective is not legitimately served by granting State functionaries an unqualified license to commit criminal violence against the innocent.

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The back of a commemorative DNC T-shirt sold by the Denver Police Protective Association bears the slogan 'We Get Up Early to Beat the Crowds - 2008 DNC.' (Photo/Ernest Luning)

The back of a commemorative DNC T-shirt sold by the Denver Police Protective Association bears the slogan ‘We Get Up Early to Beat the Crowds – 2008 DNC.’ (Photo/Ernest Luning)

 

 

 

 

 

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