People who break the law are supposed to be punished.
People who are on parole and who violate the terms of their parole should be arrested.
So that means that we shouldn’t worry at all that this parole violator got arrested?
The producer of the controversial anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” has been arrested for violating terms of his probation and is set for an appearance today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
I don’t especially like this producer. In fact I probably dislike him. But I suspect there are hundreds and maybe thousands of parole violators walking our streets, and the Feds are not worrying about any of them.
In fact, there is a good chance (I can’t prove it one way or the other) that the government is actually going to get this man killed:
Citing Nakoula’s “lengthy pattern of deception,” a federal magistrate this afternoon ordered him held without bond for alleged probation violations, including making false statements to his probation officer and using aliases. The judge rejected a plea from Nakoula’s lawyer, who argued that the convicted felon’s life would be in danger at an L.A. lockup due to the facility’s large population of Muslim inmates. Nakoula will remain in custody in advance of a probation revocation hearing, the date for which has yet to be scheduled. [emphasis added]
Given how strongly the Obama regime has condemned the movie, if the producer gets killed by a Muslim in prison, I have to wonder if some State Department official might privately brag about it to some Muslim dictator.
The point here is that, once you come to the attention of the regime, and make them want to hurt you, they virtually always have the power to do it. No, we are not all parole violators. But, there are more laws in existence for Americans than any American could possibly know about. Arguably every one of us violates three felonies a day. This empowers politicians. They don’t have to prosecute every infraction. They don’t want to. But if we do something entirely legal but that they don’t like, they have the power to scrutinize everything about us, our relationships, communications, finances, and whatever else serves the purpose. Most likely, they can find some excuse to throw us in jail.
They can at least make our lives a living hell in the court system. We have to pay for our own defense, after all. They get to use our tax money to persecute us.
Ayn Rand put it well in the mouth of one of her bureaucrat villains in the novel Atlas Shrugged:
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers… and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”