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So many things wrong with this analogy. (a) A cop is your civil employee, not your Primary authority.

(b) It's not the cop's role to punish or determine punishments. Cops just bring perps in for booking.

(c) What if you robbed a bank, got caught, and then refused to go quietly. Would the cop be justified in grabbing you and forcing handcuffs on you to take you to jail? If so, why is violence justified here? I thought all violence was wrong...

(d) What if the cop caught you in the act of stealing a car? Would you listen to the cop and stop and surrender? What if all cops were prohibited from using force in any way? Would you still listen or just drive off knowing he can't really deter you? Or is the threat of force backing up his command the only thing giving it real weight?

I used to spank my son, but haven't in years simply because there's been no need. He's well behaved and isn't willfully disobedient, so the issue never comes up. But he knows in the back of his head, I'll go there if I have to.

Why do Liberty activists own and promote guns? "Are you planning a revolution?", the progressives say. Well, no, you're not. But if the government knows you all have them, they check their behavior accordingly, and tend to be well behaved. No one likes force, but the understood threat of it stays the hand of trouble.

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt