Why Vigilantes are a Good Thing

W.D. Cooper's Boston Tea Party engraving
Self-defense, self-determination, and resistance to tyranny have long been part of the American tradition.

I have long been a fan of Brandon Smith’s writings on alt-market.us and other websites, and once again he hits it on the head in this article about how a certain segment of New Yorkers are upset that a violent man on the subway was killed by another rider. Vigilantes only exist in the vacuum created when the powers that be refuse to uphold the rule of law.

Smith asks, “If a person or organization is belligerently opposed to self defense and good Samaritans, I have to wonder if it’s because they have their own criminal intent?”

I, in turn, have to ask, “If an elected official or government is adamantly opposed to its populace being armed, I have to wonder if it us because they have a tyrannical intent?”

In both cases, the answer appears to be “Yes.”

Just something to think about this weekend.

Published 5/26/2023. View entire article.