As a Libertarian I can still get on board the Trayvon Martin protests ONLY as they regardSubmitted by jetguy on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 08:46
the idea of police, quasi-police, rent-a-cops, militia, or whatever you want to call them, demanding with threat of force, to know what I am doing when there has been nothing to indicate that I have broken the law.
On THAT issue - I could happily be participating.
I have the right to object, to raise my voice, to be outraged, if anything like that were to happen to me.
BUT when I find myself sitting on said officers chest, after having broken his nose, and while pummeling his head into concrete..... then I LOSE my high ground.
And he has the right to protect himself from the loss of his life in any way he can - including shooting me.