This is Buck's view of the ideal functioning of law...
He is with a woman BBQing at a picnic table at a lake. I and a buddy walk up, say it smells good and just start helping ourselves to the food, telling the woman with you to get us a couple beesr out of your cooler.
Buck says "Get out of her or I'm calling the police!" So I grab Buck, break his nose, his collar bone and kick in a few of his ribs. The woman pulls out her cell phone, and my buddy grabs it, smashed it on the ground, throws her down and kicks her in the face. His boot puts a big gash across her face. Buck is a lawful man, so he just watches this as he finally does his legal duty and is crawling away to retreat. She is a lawful woman too. So, when she can, she runs away too.
Dutifully as required by law, he and the woman did finally retreat with their wounds. They get to a phone. Call the police. And, half an hour later they have given the police a description and the police have given them a case number.
But the officer explains there probably is no case because he and the woman had a legal duty to retreat from the get-go and you didn't. Indeed, it was Buck and the woman who provoked the situation because by not immediately retreating they were not following the law, for which my friend and I were only reacting to be provoked by their illegal failure to retreat.
This is how Buck wants society to function.
Last edited by joko104; 07-23-13 at 09:09 AM.
Dear California. PLEASE have all of your residents (legal and otherwise) think twice before leaving your state. Then think a third time. Finally...just make the decision for them and tell them to stay the **** there. We will appreciate your efforts. Much love. The rest of the country.
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
P. J. O'Rourke