When Should You Shoot a Cop?

Literally speaking, whenever someone violates your unalienable rights*, with open violence, you have a right to defend your self by any means necessary, to preserve your life and limb from serious or lethal injury. This includes the use of a firearm of any type, size, or power.

What ‘authority’ the violator claims is of no objective consequence so far as your rights are concerned — and declarationally speaking, of no legal consequence.

Good video, good article, give it a watch/read.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

*If you forfeit your rights by violating the rights of others, this no longer applies, such as when a criminal robs and murders someone, and is then shot by police in pursuit, an armed citizen seeing the conclusion of the crime and attempting to stop the criminal, etc.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

6 Responses to When Should You Shoot a Cop?

  1. Max December 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    While I agree that you should have the ‘right’, I don’t think that violence is the answer. On a macro scale he is correct, but comparing police brutality to Hitler is only a good argument in principle, not in scalability.

    So I can see the argument that you should have the right to defend yourself wholeheartedly if someone is oppressing your rights, but to what end?

    I would not say the answer would be to kill cops who search your stuff illegally….practically that won’t solve any problems. Except you’ll go to jail for a long time.

    Cops are drones in the legal system — change needs to occur at a much higher level. Cops are recruited and are told what to do..the gang-like mentality is huge just like any other group. I’m sure there are plenty of good cops who have done bad things because of this mentality (think Zimbardo’s Standford experiment which takes normal people and lets them act as prison guards), and it may just be human nature to blame for that. Violence on a broad scale may historically be an efficient way of sending a message, but it can’t be the only effective one.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson December 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

      Max, I think you are confused. “Should” and “rights” are incompatible in the same sentence, so long as we are talking about individual rights. Government does not grant or offer rights. They either protect them, violate them, or derelict their duty to protect them. Your opinion, or the opinion of all 300 million American people, has no bearing on the existence of my rights, and your rights.

      The answer to the “what end” question is, to the full extent. You do not “kinda, sorta, maybe” have rights, and your rights are not contextual, situational, or in any other way conditional. They are absolute in the exact meaning of the term. If anyone — including a law enforcement officer — violates your rights, you have a right to defend against such violations, completely and utterly regardless of practicality, effectiveness, and efficiency.

      Listen to what you are saying Max. Do you understand the nature of what happens when a police officer illegally “searches your stuff”? He does so under the threat of violence. If you attempt to peacefully prevent him from searching your private property, he will likely initiate VIOLENCE against you. If you resist his violence, that carries no legal authority, the situation will become lethal, and one of you is likely to die.

      This is the full logical conclusion of the example you gave. You don’t realize you are talking about VIOLENCE.

      Per your final comment, violence is a means of last resort. No one is advocating initiating violence, including Lakren Rose in the video. Rational people advocate violence only in retaliation to initiated violence. Fully rational people advocate it unapologetically if that was the necessary course of action. There is nothing shameful about defending your life and limb by the necessary means.

      • Max December 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

        What you wrote about in your last paragraph is what I was curious about, and I agree with your response.

        But in a practical stance, most people wouldn’t kill a cop even if you disregarded the legality of it because we’d face grave consequences for it. I understand that there’s nothing shameful about defending your rights and I agree, but what do you think the solution is here?

        If your purpose for posting the article and video was to reinforce the idea that your rights aren’t granted to you and that you have to protect them, that would make sense. And if your insisting that the law reflect these statements and values, then I agree. But right now that isn’t the case, and we’d have to figure out a solution to change the problem.

        • Anthony Dream Johnson December 11, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

          I’m not advocating shooting cops — I’m informing people of their right to exist and their subsequent right to defend their life.

          How you choose to go about this, in what ways, at what times, and in what forms, is your own business.

          Potentially getting yourself killed is typically a bad solution when other options were available. This is the case with income tax. This is not the case with a military draft should such a thing ever come back to this country.

          We don’t live with mandatory military service now and it is worth resisting by any means necessary, including the cut and dry options.

  2. VartanK December 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    I was actually thinking about this the other day. My father showed me a video of demonstrations in Azerbaijan where riot police are basically beating 40-60 year old peaceful protestors to death. I’m not even kidding, look up the video and you seen about 3-12 cops stomping single protestors who are lying on the ground unconscious(or already dead), multiple, multiple times. It’s fucking horrifying.

    The first thought that popped into my head was: those men need to be killed. Cops aren’t just mindless drones, they are the the arms and legs of tyranny, without them evil isn’t possible.

  3. James13ond December 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    I dont know about you fuys , buy I shoot cops as soon as I see them 😀

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