I love stories like this–regular people choosing not to enforce crazy laws:
This is a common, and original, theme in my podcasts at The Dentzel Domain. As I have told people for years, I understand why people in positions of power try to abuse us. What don’t understand is why the average person–the person who must make sure the laws are followed–goes along. In my circles, this has become known as “The Paycheck Speech.” The only conclusion I can come to is the only reason average people go along with all these idiotic laws is because if they don’t, they don’t paid–they get fired. And my fear is we’ll all fall into the abyss because people put their paycheck in front of their conscience.
In other words, it’s not like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, etc. are going to every person’s house making sure they follow every law from the EPA, OSHA, HHS, etc. It take the average person to do that.
In fact, the reason so many repressive regimes succeed is because the average person buys into becoming a tool for the State, whether through choice or coercion. The Nazis had citizen spies. The Soviet Union, too. And the stories that come out of North Korea regarding people reporting on each other is enough to make you cry.
That’s why a story like this makes me smile: Average citizens–sheriffs–saying weren’t not doing it. The laws make no sense and are un-enforceable, so they’re not doing it. I love it.
In my Govicide novels, the Masses aren’t such free-thinkers. They’re exactly like the citizens of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, North Korea, and whole host of regimes who’ve used commoners to enforce the State’s collectivist agenda. In every case, the population does this to their own detriment despite the Governments telling them otherwise.
I should make one more note: The reason we have our Second Amendment Gun Rights, coincidentally, is exactly for the reason that our Founding Fathers knew many citizens would take part in enforcing draconian laws. The average person is much less likely to try and enforce the State’s agenda if the person knows his neighbor will blow his head off if the neighbor finds out.
Gun ownership keeps the State’s agenda at bay by scaring those citizens who don’t mind being tools for regimes. Because through history, too many citizens have sent their neighbors and friends to the gallows. We can’t let that happen in the USA.