Monopoly On Violence

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Charles Lane writing at The Washington Post (I landed on this page through Google News, since WaPo is a subscription service).  He is an opinion writer employed by WaPo.

On the whole, though, no state worthy of the name can permit exceptions to its monopoly on legitimate deployment of armed force like those in Michigan or North Carolina. Surely no sensible interpretation of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms would say a state must tolerate them.

You will never see a clearer admission than this from a collectivist.  They believe that the only legitimate use of force is when it is employed by the state.

Never wonder why they hate you.  Their world view runs directly contrary to yours.  They cannot help but hate you.

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  1. On May 19, 2020 at 7:32 am, 41mag said:

    It’s the “appeal to authority” that drives them. The authority rests on their worldview being correct and everything is seen thru that lens.

  2. On May 19, 2020 at 8:10 am, Fred said:

    To not tolerate, don’t be confused, means to send to camps or even kill. It means nothing less.

  3. On May 20, 2020 at 5:05 am, Hudson H Luce said:

    A state with a monopoly on the use of armed force is by definition a tyranny. It is that condition which the Second Amendment was designed to prevent.

  4. On May 20, 2020 at 11:02 pm, Grandpa said:

    I will – sadly – state it again. We, as a nation; will be at guns by the end of the year. Let’s win.

  5. On May 21, 2020 at 12:13 am, Ward Dorrity said:

    People like Lane are one of that type of individuals who get their jollies by proxy via the power of the state.

  6. On May 21, 2020 at 3:33 am, Carl B. said:

    Charles Lane is a sour-faced faggot. The type that would make a great propagandist extolling the “heroic” work of the local concentration camp commandant.

  7. On May 21, 2020 at 5:30 am, Centurion_Cornelius said:

    Although Beethoven’s 5th is glorious,

    VICTORY is best!

    Dot–Dot–Dot–DASH!

    my surname given to me by my Polish ancestors translates as “joyous warrior.”

    my blood was there in 1683 at the relief of Vienna crushing Mustafa Pasha’s crowd.

    my blood was there when my ancestors came to America in the 1800’s.

    my blood was still there first fighting the Soviets in 1919 and then the Nazis in 1939 to 1945.

    my blood will be here fighting tyranny, oppression, and any enslavement.

  8. On May 21, 2020 at 6:33 am, Tom said:

    In the forest we’re all equals. ‘Imagined dominion’ over the populace is just that, the fevered desire to control others through illegitimate claim on authoritah is an artificial imaginary construct. We the people have been more than polite and restrained. Shitclowns have taken this as weakness. Good luck with that shitclowns.

  9. On May 21, 2020 at 7:50 am, Mark Matis said:

    But always remember that Bernie’s campaign claimed the gulags “paid a living wage.”

  10. On May 21, 2020 at 9:06 am, CK said:

    And sadly Charles Lane is still breathing…

  11. On May 21, 2020 at 10:50 am, DDS said:

    Does the State exist to serve the People? Or do the People exist to serve the State?

    This guy had one of the best explanations I’ve ever read:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

    Jefferson said it. i believe it. Discussion over.

  12. On May 21, 2020 at 2:52 pm, Paul Bonneau said:

    Lane’s comment DOES bring up a valid point though. Far, far too many on the right buy the assertion that state violence is legitimate (at least, if certain forms and procedures are followed). Having done so, they are left with no effective counter to the leftist tyrants.

    Only true anarchists (no, not the nihilists and communists that are called “anarchist” by the Ministry of Propaganda) start with the axiom that all aggressive violence is by definition NOT legitimate, even if committed by someone in a state uniform.

    Time to stop believing in the established Government Religion, folks.

  13. On May 21, 2020 at 3:37 pm, William Williams said:

    Mr. Lane attended both Harvard and Yale, so his views are authoritative.

  14. On May 21, 2020 at 9:14 pm, X said:

    It was Max Weber – a foreigner, a German, a Continental — who defined the state as having “a monopoly on the use of violence.”

    It is important to point out that our Founders believed the opposite; that the national state was the result of a compact between the thirteen semi-sovereign states, that its powers were clearly enumerated and limited, and that the people and the states reserved for themselves the right to use violence to preserve their God-given natural rights if the national state abrogated the Constitutional limits on its powers.

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