In the discussion thread: A Very Brief Return- for those resolving to be a "better person" in 2013. The Golden Rule. [View all]
Response to HiPointDem (Reply #11)
Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:03 AM
coti (1,318 posts)
12. They absolutely comingle, and, 90% of the time, your actions will fall on the side of the person
you're dealing in opposition to. I.e., no, in my opinion it's not justifiable on the Golden Rule principle to indiscriminantly offer resistance to the direct actions you describe.
The sheriff or deputy with whom you're dealing is not a judge- it is not his job to consider information on behalf of or against those he is ordered to move. Yes, his job is a sort of "muscle," but, in the ideal situation, his job shouldn't be questioned (it is the judge who made a decision before him who should have been questioned)....until he demonstrates questionable actions within his "muscle" responsibility (the responsibility you must consider on the Golden Rule). It is completely within your rights, however, to make him decide upon questionable actions toward forcibly attaining the goals the judge assigned him. To the extent that his choices of actions toward you are his (which they almost all are- he cannot transfer will to someone else without some kind of coercion), you can create serious moral difficulties for him. Certainly, the less reasonably threatening you are, the less justification there is to use injuring force- via the Golden Rule.
Overall, documentation of, rather than resistance to, such interactions is more advantageous to a person in such circumstances. I think that what most people don't realize is that, the more you follow the Golden Rule in meeting the expectations of civility toward others during such situations, the more likely you will be shown to have followed the law, oddly enough. Both criminal and civil law very much follow the "Golden Rule," especially where juries are making decisions. The "shininess" of the gold shines through, somehow (of course, it sounds very silly to put it that way).
Think about it, though- it's really the basis of the social contract.
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