"Thus the criminal ceases to be a person, a subject of rights and duties, and becomes merely an object on which society can work. And this is, in principle, how Hitler treated the Jews. They were objects; killed not for ill desert but because, on his theories, they were a disease in society. If society can mend, remake, and unmake men at its pleasure, its pleasure may, of course, be humane or homicidal. The difference is important. But, either way, rulers have become owners."
by:
C. S. Lewis
(1898-1963), British novelist
Source:
Willing Slaves of the Welfare State, first published in The Observer on July 20, 1958
http://liberty-tree.ca/research/willing_slaves_of_the_welfare_state
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Said well. The individual sovereign's natural law rights and liberties end at criminal endeavors. In fact, principles of justice is/are what works on criminals  not law (law enforcement is an oxymoron, only tyranny can be enforced). The demonic  occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, complete with patron canon and castigation against Jews is repeating here what occurred in the Nazi take over of Germany (i.e., violence against opposing persons, censorship, etc.)
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