EVOLUTION OF THE NANNY STATE

A well written piece on our society now from a legal perspective…

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I recently got a ticket from a metered light.  It cost about $800, the only ticket I have ever gotten.  This is the definition of cruel and unusual punishment.

  • The “essential predicate” is “that a punishment must not by its severity be degrading to human dignity,” especially torture.
  • “A severe punishment that is obviously inflicted in wholly arbitrary fashion.” (Furman v. Georgia temporarily suspended capital punishment for this reason.)
  • “A severe punishment that is clearly and totally rejected throughout society.”
  • “A severe punishment that is patently unnecessary.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruel_and_unusual_punishment#United_States

Now let us imagine that we have a state that is educational instead of punitive.  I would be warned not to do it again as it was a first offense or encouraged to take a class, but we have a system that is designed to punish and fine.  The Judge wanted to reduce the fine or throw…

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About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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One Response to EVOLUTION OF THE NANNY STATE

  1. Joxua Luxor says:

    Awesome! 🙂 I am writing a piece right now that is a fiction piece that is written in the style of a sanskrit upanishad that incorporates more of my philosophy and psychology on why these patterns are being created.

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