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Offline rangerrebew

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The Price of Eliminating Consequences
« on: March 14, 2023, 05:01:11 pm »
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BY VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
THURSDAY, MARCH 09 2023

Nations are no different from people. Without expectation of a severe reaction to their provocations, they only escalate their aggression.
   
Recently there were some remarkable online videos of a Portland, Oregon good Samaritan confronting shoplifters and forcing them to dump loads of their pilfered goods.

More stunning, however, was the sheer outrage – of the thieves!

They pouted. They screamed. They resisted. How dare anyone stop them from stealing anything they wished.

The criminals entertained no fear of any consequences for walking out with bags of things that were not theirs. They had no care that mainstreaming their habits would undermine the entire fabric of society.

What is common to the pandemic of smash-and-grab, carjacking, fighting on airliners while in flight, and deadly Saturday night shoot-outs is this same apparent assurance there will be no consequences.

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The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson

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Re: The Price of Eliminating Consequences
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2023, 12:15:42 am »
"The Price of Eliminating Consequences..."

...will be to eventually produce a hurricane of unintended ones.