Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Criminalization of Everything

Ayn Rand once said:

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.

How true, as illustrated by this case, for which a man was placed in jail for the most innocent of acts:

35-year-old Brian Poulin of Hebron was arrested Sunday after police said he called 911 several times and asked them to bring him beer.

Hebron was charged with disorderly conduct.

Police said he called 911 numerous times and told the dispatcher he was out of beer and asked them to pick up more for him.

If you can't call 911 and get beer delivered, what exactly do we pay taxes for? Our Founding Fathers must be spinning in their graves.

1 comment:

Allan R. Bevere said...

While he was at it he should have ordered pizza and wings as well.