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17
May
11

The Voting Booth – A Suggestion Box for Slaves

“If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” is one of the most ridiculous, illogical statements I’ve ever heard. The only people who rightfully can complain are those who choose not to be a part of the political process.

Many people who have decided not to vote have awakened to the realization that the people they “elect” will be expected to initiate force against their friends, family and neighbors–a criminal activity–and those non-voters have chosen not to be an accessory to crime.

To those who claim to be a part of the “freedom movement,” please understand that you shouldn’t have to band with others to petition ‘Master’ (government) for your freedom. The system’s very nature is to control; that’s what government does. So, to ask people who gravitate to positions of power and control to please not exercise power and control over you is a waste of time–actually, it’s dangerous and counterproductive.

When you cast a vote, regardless of your intentions, you are helping to perpetuate and legitimize the system. By doing so, you are giving other people–typically an unenlightened majority–the opportunity to vote for things with which you disagree. Also, the votes cast may not even be the true results, but as long as masses of people show up to the polls the outcomes can be manipulated fairly easily.

And what has voting gotten you, anyway? Do you have more freedom than you parents enjoyed? How about less taxation? A stronger economy? More opportunities for enterprise and prosperity? More privacy? Less government intrusion into your life?

Every election cycle, we hear the people cry to “Vote the rascals out!” What has that done for the country? It’s given us increased taxation, a destroyed economy, a worthless currency, more surveillance cameras, militarized police, Homeland Security, email and Internet monitoring, cellphone tracking, more required licenses and permits (permission from a pay-off), molestation of our kids and spouses at airports, more checkpoints, more wars, more invasions, more murder, more destruction, more angry world neighbors…and on and on.

Because you voted, this is what you have received–regardless of what you wanted. YOU are the only one who cannot complain, because you enabled it by participating!

Voting doesn’t ensure success, anyway, regardless of the vote total.

I’ve sat through meetings and watched government officials hear 95% of people in a room say “No!” only to watch the officials vote “yes.” They know you’ll just complain to your friends, write an angry letter to the newspaper editor (which probably won’t get printed, anyway), and post an angry status update on Facebook–and then you’ll get over it and forget, because your kid’s soccer game, or going clubbing, is more important than the risk involved with running these officials out of town. As a politician once stated, “You can complain all you want, as long as you pay your taxes.”

The only way to truly bring about change is to STOP VOTING and participating in the system. Operate outside of it, as much as possible. End all support for it. When support is gone, there will be no system left to manipulate.

And Libertarians should take note: Government is borne of an entitlement mentality. Even if you want a “small,” “limited,” or “Constitutional” government (something that has never been and never will be), you are saying that you feel entitled to some government function and you feel that others should be forced to pay for it (taxation). Sorry, but that’s a socialist mindset–certainly not freedom–and it makes you no better than the other socialists (Rs & Ds) who are destroying the country. You all want to steal and spend the wealth of others; you just differ on how much to take, from whom to take it and where it should be spent.

Break free from the Matrix. Think outside the box. Overcome your conditioning. Be what you want to see in others. And, please, stop helping to perpetuate a slavery system!

(What is government, anyway? Read this and have your eyes opened, further: https://anarchistpov.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/reality-check/ )

30
Jul
10

Television: Slave Driving Is Entertainment

Over the last few months, I kept track of  TV shows that dealt with law enforcement and emergencies. I knew that cop shows were a big part of TV programming, but I was surprised to find out just how much.

Here is the list I compiled of (recent) past, present and future shows:

48 Hours

48 Hours: Hard Evidence

Alaska State Troopers

All Worked Up

America’s Most Wanted

American Greed

Animal Cops: Detroit

Animal Cops: Houston

Animal Cops: Philadelphia

Bait Car

Best Ranger

Bones

Border Wars

Boston Legal

Boston Med

Breakout

Burn Notice

Case Crackers

Castle

Cellblock 6: Female Lockup

Chasing Justice

CNBC Investigates

Coast Watch

Cold Blood

Cold Case

COPS

CourTV

Covert Affairs

Crime 360

Crime Scene Wild

Crime Stories

Crime, Inc.

Criminal Minds

CSI

CSI: Miami

CSI: NY

Dark Blue

Dateline NBC

Deadly Women

Diagnosis: Unknown

Disappeared

Disorder In The Court

Dog The Bounty Hunter

Drugs, Inc.

Evening News broadcasts

Extreme Forensics

Fight Quest

Flashpoint

Forensic Files

Fringe

Fugitive Chronicles

Grey’s Anatomy

Haunted

Haven

Hawaii Five-O

Hawthorne

Heavy Metal Task Force

Homeland Security

Hot Pursuit

Human Target

I (Almost) Got Away With It

ID Channel

In Plain Sight

Inside American Jail

Inside Cocaine Submarines

Jack Ford: Courtside

JAG

Judge Joe Brown

Judge Judy

Justice 101

Justified

Las Vegas Jailhouse

Law & Order

Law & Order: CI

Law & Order: SVU

Leverage

Lie To Me

Lock Up: San Quentin

Lockdown

Locked Up Abroad

Lockup: Holman

Lockup: Raw

Mall Cops

Mall Cops: Mall of America

Manhunters

Masterminds

Memphis Beat

Mercy

Most Daring

Most Shocking

Murder By The Book

Mystery Diagnosis

NCIS

NCIS: LA

North Mission Road

Numb3rs

Operation Wild

Outlaw

Paranormal Cops

Parole Board

Party Heat

Past Life

Pit Boss

Police Women

Police Women of Maricopa County

Police Women of Memphis

Prison Wives

Psych

Psychic Investigations

Rizzoli & Isles

Rookie Blue

Rubicon

Sanctuary

Science of the Elite Soldier

Scrubs

Shadow Soldiers: Mexico

Showdown: Air Combat

Solitary Confinement

Solved: Extreme Forensics

Southern Friend Stings

Southland

Speeders

The Closer

The Event

The FBI Files

The First 48

The Forgotten

The Good Guys

The Investigators

Three Rivers

Trauma

TruTV

UnderCovers

Warehouse 13

Whale Wars

White Collar

World’s Wildest Police Chases

World’s Wildest Police Videos

It’s hard to look at this list and realize that people view this stuff–slave driving (law enforcement)–as entertainment.

For those who say this isn’t slavery, can you speak freely without consequences from the State, work any kind of job you desire, travel unimpeded, start a business, freely exchange goods and services, eat what you want, smoke what you want, marry whomever you choose, build without a permit or license (permission), and not be forced to give your wealth to other people, etc.? No, you can’t, and just because you don’t have physical chains on your legs doesn’t mean you aren’t a slave to the will (“law”) of others.

The worst part about all these cop and emergency shows is that they are being used 1) to psychologically condition you to obey your law enforcement masters, and show you the consequences that may result if you don’t; 2) hopefully make you think that these people are just regular good guys, like you, who are just doing their jobs (jobs that they voluntarily signed on for, I might add, so them trying to hide behind that excuse is ridiculous); 3) condition you to understand and accept that law enforcement will be in every area of your life, from womb to grave, and you should accept it as normal; and 4) as a recruiting tool for authoritarians.

Even National Geographic and Syfy have introduced cop shows into their channel lineups. Is nothing sacred, anymore?

I want to be clear that I do not support any kind of activity that harms another person. But in this case, all types of “criminal” activities are being used in TV programming to condition you to a Police State. Don’t fall for it, and see these shows for what they really are–and turn them off!

02
Dec
09

Government is like a Casino

In a casino, the odds are stacked against gamblers; the House is going to come out on top, at the end of the day, overall. There are some winners, here and there, but there are many more losers so the casino makes the most money.

Informants are hired to look and act like regular gamblers, in an effort to keep tabs on the regular folks who are gambling. If someone regularly beats the House, and amasses a considerable amount of wealth, the casino is alerted and the goon squad is dispatched to find out why–and possibly (forcibly) eject the person from the premises. Their business model is based on the idea that the House is the only one that should be making any serious money.

It’s the same with government and politics. With electronic voting machines, scare tactics, back-pocket media and an ignorant Electorate the odds are stacked against The People.

Any time a “third” option or activist group mounts a serious challenge to the Establishment Parties (RepubliCrats), the attack-dog media outlets go to work to discredit the candidate and cast doubt in the minds of voters: “It’s a wasted vote,” “People who associate with that group must be hate-filled or racist,” or “If you don’t vote for our candidate the [other “major” Party candidate] will win!” It’s all about dividing, conquering and advancing agendas through compromise and fear–and making sure no alternative can gain any type of ground to upset the balance.

And don’t get me started on the widespread ballot access laws, reporting mandates, contribution caps, etc. that seriously hinder any “third party” upstarts, but don’t really do much to hinder the “major” Parties who are already large and powerful. To me, it’s akin to the lopsided tax on the Southern states that led to the Civil War.

Infiltrating one of the other Parties– to try and win an election, based solely on the fact that some (idiots) blindly push an “R” or “D” button at the polls, without even knowing who the candidates are–will get you nowhere, either, because those Parties carefully vet their members and candidates. If you don’t play along with the Good Ol’ Boy game, you will never even make it through the nomination process. (Ron Paul is a good example of how these groups will cannibalize their own, if their agendas are threatened.)

By now, you’ve probably heard reports and seen evidence of vote tampering on electronic voting machines–everything from vote totals being switched, artificially casting votes for one candidate based upon the votes received by the opposition, etc. There is even video footage of a chimp hacking one of the machines. To put it all in perspective, Russian dictator Josef Stalin once said, “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”

With all of those things stacked against you–those who want real change and real freedom–why do you continue to try and work within the system to try and change it?

I guess it’s like playing the lottery, even though a player is more likely to be struck by lightning–twice–than win the jackpot.

And the local government council meetings, where “public input” is permitted–but usually at no more than 2 or 3 minutes per person–are just dog and pony shows, too. Listening to the citizens is just a formality to most of these people, and necessary to keep you thinking that you actually have a voice in government proceedings, so you don’t rebel.

I’ve seen too many meetings where citizens packed the house, and overwhelmingly disapproved of a certain measure that was up for a vote, only to watch their local officials completely ignore the voices of the People and approve it, anyway. It was almost comical to watch these officials pay little attention to what the People had to say, knowing how they were going to vote before the first person even stepped up to the mic.

Threats to vote them out don’t work, because they know that most people don’t even know what’s going on with their government and will vote to re-elect them–and if that fails, there’s always those wonderful, programmable, electronic voting machines…

Stop putting your faith and energy into a system that is rigged to keep outsiders from succeeding. Don’t be fooled by the illusion.

It’s time to remove all compliance and support for this corrupt, freedom-destroying Establishment. Doing so is the only way we’re ever going to get things moving back in the right direction.

That’s some real “hope and change.”

(Related article: https://anarchistpov.wordpress.com/2009/02/24/reality-check/ )

09
Oct
09

Freedom and the Constitution

I frequently hear people use “freedom” and “Constitution” in the same sentence, as if freedom is dependent upon the document. I hate to burst a few bubbles out there, but it just isn’t true.

Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions and gets their panties in a wad I want you all to take a deep breath, calm down, open your minds and try to think outside of your conditioning.

Here are a couple of things to keep in the back of your mind as you read further.

Webster’s Dictionary online says that “slavery” is “submission to a dominating influence.” It also says that definition of “free” is “not subject to the control or domination of another.”

So, to recap, if you are forced to submit to a dominating influence you are a slave.

By its very nature, government is a “dominating influence” to which you must submit or suffer loss.

Citizens are forced to get permission for everything under the Sun, including but not limited to building a house, getting married, starting a business, driving a car, selling certain types of merchandise, etc. In addition, your wealth is forcibly taken from you through taxation and fines.

“How does the Constitution fit into all this,” you ask? The Constitution is the foundation of the United States’ system of government which basically enables these types of things, either directly or indirectly.

Examples include:

“Legislative power” (control): Article 1, Section 1

“Taxes” (theft): Article 1, Sections 2, 7, 8, 9 & 10

“Regulate Commerce” (interfere in the marketplace): Article 1, Section 8

“Bankruptcy” (using government power to get out of repaying all or part of a person’s debt): Article 1, Section 8

Manipulate the value of currency: Article 1, Section 8

Hold you against your will when they determine emergency conditions exist in the country: Article 1, Section 9

Inspecting your imported or exported goods, and taxing you to fund it all: Article I, Section 10

“Executive Power” (control): Article 2, Section 1

President’s salary (funded through theft): Article 2, Section 1

Presidential Oath (he must swear to uphold this document and all of its slavery-enabling clauses!): Article 2, Section 1

President’s job to make sure all laws are “faithfully executed” (control): Article 2, Section 2

“Judicial Power” (control): Article 3, Section 1

Drag you into court and deliver punishment for crimes: Article 4, Section 2 (and some examples of “crime” around the US include walking down the street with an ice cream cone in your pocket (KY), putting a couch in your garage (FL), or conducting a puppet show from your balcony (NY).)

Guarantee a Republican form of government (promise of the manner in which they will rule you): Article 3, Section 4

Constitution will be the “supreme Law of the Land” (control): Article 6

Soldiers can be quartered in your home if “prescribed by law”: Amendment 3

Government can break in and search your belongings if it feels the need: Amendment 4

Government can kidnap you and force you to stand trial: Amendment 5

Government can take your property for a public use, if they give you what they feel is “just compensation”: Amendment 5

If government kidnaps you and forces you to stand trial, they will make every effort to give you a speedy trial and allow to bring witnesses to testify on your behalf: Amendment 6

No slavery or involuntary servitude, unless you violate one of their laws: Amendment 13

Government can deprive you of “life, liberty or property” with due process of law: Amendment 14, Section 1

“Public debt” (they spend, you pay): Amendment 14, Section 4

Stealing your money (income tax): Amendment 16

Prohibited alcoholic beverages: Amendment 18 (eventually repealed)

And let’s not forget that owning slaves was recognized and permitted under this Constitution.

As I was saying, “Freedom” and “Constitution” should never be used together, because they are incompatible–and (police) actions always speak louder than words (on paper).

30
Sep
09

Favorite Freedom Quotes

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” – Edward Abbey

“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.” – Mark Twain

“Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.” – Henry Steele Commager

“A politician will do anything to keep his job — even become a patriot.” – William Randolph Hearst

“Love your country, but never trust its government.” – Robert Heinlein

“People who say they want freedom restoration, but do nothing to help get us there, are basically socialists; they want everyone else to do the work while they sit back and reap the benefits.” – Doug Kendall

“The ‘race card’ is being phased out of all playing card decks. It is being replaced with the “Is that all you’ve got?” card, to improve game play and functionality.” – Doug Kendall

“The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically resolves all government into a mere contest between two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and which of them slaves; a contest, that — however bloody — can, in the nature of things, never be finally closed, so long as man refuses to be a slave.” – Lysander Spooner

“If the individual has a right to govern himself, all external government is tyranny. Hence the necessity of abolishing the State.” – Benjamin Tucker

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.” – Clarence Darrow

“The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.” – Max Stirner

“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” – Ayn Rand

“I must tell you, first of all, what anarchism is not. It is not bombs, disorder, or chaos. It is not robbery or murder. It is not a war of each against all. It is not a return to barbarianism or to the wild state of man. Anarchism is the very opposite of all that.” – Alexander Berkman

“Democracy, too, is a religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken

“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” – H.L. Mencken

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” – H.L. Mencken

“For the majority of people, liberty means only the system and the administrators they are used to.” – Albert Jay Nock

“Government: Causing more violence than it prevents since 10,000 B.C.” – unknown

“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”  – George Washington

“I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war upon liberty.” – H.L. Mencken

03
Jul
09

Celebrate Your So-Called Independence

This July 4th, “Independence Day,” celebrate your freedom and independence!

When you wake, make sure the property tax (annual lease payment to government) on your home has been paid, so you can continue to live in it and claim it.

When you call your friends and neighbors, to tell them about your BBQ cookout, be happy about the government taxing you and jacking up your phone bill in order to provide phone service to those who won’t get out and work to get it (Universal Service fee).

Also, be glad that government has banned certain foods – foods that you used to enjoy – that are considered to be “unhealthy.”

Make sure you get the required permit (government permission and a pay-off) to hold a large gathering at your home or place of business.

If friends fly in from out of town for your party, don’t get angry if some of them are delayed or detained, due to Homeland Security. After all, it’s for your safety – and you wouldn’t want them to get lax and make a mistake that would allow some terrorist to come in and blow everyone up, right?

Be sure the property tax on your car(s) has been paid (see above), so you can get a driver’s license (more permission and pay-offs), tags and vehicle registration (ditto) and drive to the store to get supplies – and remember that the price you paid for that car would have been about half, without all the embedded and hidden taxes on nearly every stage of an automobile’s production.

As you get into your car, be sure you have filled out all the required paperwork and received government’s permission to own and carry your gun – even though government’s own official, founding documents say that government shall not infringe on the keeping and bearing of arms.

While at the store, note the sale tax that has been applied to your final bill, because government feels it should get a cut of nearly every monetary transaction you make.

When you drive your car to the fireworks stand – if fireworks are even permitted in your area – be sure to follow all of the driving rules and regulations, including limits on how fast you may travel, and be sure to stop firing off the fireworks you are allowed to purchase (some rockets and firecrackers are outlawed, in some places) at a certain time or risk a fine or imprisonment (kidnapping).

If you still have a job and can actually afford to buy fireworks, be thankful that government’s destructive regulation of the marketplace, nationalizing industries (communism) and manipulating the fiat currency hasn’t affected you enough to keep you from enjoying some firecrackers.

If you are stopped on the way by a police compliance checkpoint, be sure to keep your hands on the wheel (so they won’t feel compelled to draw their guns on you) and make sure to quickly produce the documents they require (*in Nazi soldier fashion* “Your papers, please!”) in order for you to be permitted to travel.

If you are ticketed, pay the fine and rejoice in the fact that it’s all done for your own good and safety.

If you decide to attend the local fireworks event, follow instructions from police officers on where you will be permitted to park. We certainly don’t want you to get another ticket!

On the way home, again follow the rules of the road and be ready to have everything ready, this time, in case you meet with another Naz…I mean police checkpoint.

After all the festivities have died down, settle into your favorite easy chair and turn on the TV (propaganda box) – and take comfort in the knowledge that your government has censored certain television programming which may go against official FCC, decency or “community” standards.

As you watch the news about government and IBM working together to control traffic through congestion pricing (a daily fee, just to travel into town) and developing ways of tracking your vehicle and controlling your thermostat so you don’t use too much energy, don’t get angry. This is all done for the good of the country – and you don’t want to be viewed as behind the times or hindering progress, do you?

As you listen to Obama’s health care plan – a plan to basically ration health services to those who government officials feel really need them – don’t let thoughts of population control creep into your head. That kind of thing could never happen, here, in the good ol’ US of A.

If you had to make a trip to the hospital, instead – due to a fireworks accident, for example – don’t complain about the long wait and ridiculously high cost of treatment that are mainly due to government rules, regulations and compliance costs.

When you are able to return to work, smile knowing that nearly half of your annual income is taken by government in some form or fashion (taxes, fees, fines, permits, licenses, etc.), so that it can be given to other countries (foreign aid bribes), large corporations who are supposedly “too big to fail” (bailouts), or fellow citizens who would rather sit on their butts than provide for themselves (welfare).

If this angers you, call your Congressman – and get his Administrative Assistant or an intern, who may or may not take a message. Wait for a form letter thanking you for contacting his office. He’ll be sure to keep your views in mind (not), in the future.

If your Congressman disappoints you, you can always run for office – if you can afford the prohibitive filing fees.

If you register to run as any other Party than Republican or Democrat, you may be required to get tens of thousands of signatures from residents before you will be allowed to have your name on the ballot – if your state even allows candidates who aren’t R or D (ballot access laws).

And don’t forget that the political system is rigged, anyway, and voting is a waste of time–over 230 years of voting, with things only getting worse, proves it–so there aren’t many viable options left for making positive change, are there? Well, there are, but you’re probably too comfy in front of the TV, or playing games on your smartphone, to concern yourself with something that would require a bit of effort and bravery.

If you protest or spout off about freedom, the IRS or the Federal Reserve system, don’t get angry if you are placed on a domestic terrorist watch list. According to some law enforcement trainers, even the Founding Fathers were “terrorists,” because they rebelled against their government.

Yes, sheeple of the United States, celebrate your freedom and independence from a tyrannical government – and try not to think about how your forefathers broke free from one slavery system, only to leave us with another.

Government-granted liberties are NOT the same as freedom!

12
Mar
09

Self-Defense & Pizza Hut

This week, in South Carolina, there was a story of a 43-year-old pizza delivery guy getting mugged. This is the initial statement he released to the media, in its entirety, according to WLTX TV 19:

My name is Christopher Miller, I am the Pizza Hut delivery driver that was robbed Saturday night and I would like to make the following statement.

I would like to tell the family of Paul Sturgill how very sorry I am about the death of their son. I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you are going through and for that I am deeply sorry.

When I arrived at the house I was confronted by four individuals, believing I was about to be robbed, I ran. All four individuals chased after me. After running about a hundred feet, Mr. Sturgill caught up to me, he jumped on top of me punching me several times in the face and head, I pushed him away but he continued to attack me. Knowing that the other three would soon arrive to help him and believing I would be gravely injured or even killed, I pulled my weapon and fired two shots in self defense. The other three ran off. I immediately called 911 from my cell phone and told the operator what happened and to send the police and an ambulance.


I believe that night all four of them meant to cause me serious harm and possible kill me. I have delivered pizzas on and off for ten years and have worked at the store in Irmo for the past four years and this is the third time I have been robbed delivering pizzas.


I am married with a five year old daughter and this whole ordeal has been very difficult for me and my family. However; I believe everyone has the right to defend themselves if their lives are threatened.

Thank you for your support and prayers.

And this is the second statement he released, according to WLTX 19:

My name is Christopher Miller; I am the driver who got robbed last Saturday. I would like to make the following statement regarding my leaving Pizza Hut.

I have read a lot of comments that have been posted on the websites and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your support; they have greatly encouraged me and my family through this very difficult time. I also ask that you have some sympathy and compassion for the family of the boy that died, they are suffering more than I, please keep them in your prayers. I have been delivering pizza on and off, both fulltime and part-time for 10 years and this is the third time I have been robbed. I have delivered for both Dominos and Pizza Hut and both companies have a no weapons policy. I advised my manager the night of the robbery that I will no longer work at Pizza Hut as a delivery driver. I knew after what happened that my career as a driver was over. I have read a lot of comments about boycotting Pizza Hut; I am asking that you to not do that. I ask you this because I have a lot of friends at that store and they are all good people and they need your support. I am friends with all the drivers there and they are very apprehensive about every delivery they take. Those drivers need the support of good customers. Instead of boycotting the store, I ask that you have your order delivered and thank the driver by giving them a good tip. I care for the people at that store and I don’t want them to be punished for something that is not their fault. Again, I thank you for your notes of support and encouragement, I am doing ok. I’m taking it one day at a time and I do have a fulltime job that helps support me.

First of all, all parties involved should be held personally responsible for their actions and positions.

The pizza guy should be held responsible for carrying a concealed weapon, in violation of the terms of his employment–but, to be clear, I would have done the exact same thing if I was in his shoes.

The robber got justice served hard and cold when he attacked the delivery guy. I see no need to cry over this person, when he attempted to harm and rob another person. And where were the parents of this 17-year-old minor, when all of this was going on?

The police should be held accountable for violating their own government policies, as recorded in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution–not that we should have to get governmental permission to defend ourselves, in the first place.

If the delivery guy didn’t agree with the terms of his employment, he should have found another company for which to work. And if he couldn’t have found a company that would have let him carry a concealed, self-defense device, he could have chosen another line of work, or better yet he could have started an improved, competing company and driven his former employer out of the market.

As for the robber, if you don’t want to take a risk of getting shot you shouldn’t engage in using force against others.

Concerning the police…well, don’t even get me started on police and what they represent. This story wouldn’t even be news, if government officials respected their own self-proclaimed “Bill of Rights.”

In addition to everything else that has been stated about this situation, Pizza Hut (and Domino’s) should understand one huge point: If the majority of everyday people didn’t know about the no weapons policy before, surely many do, now – and that policy will potentially put more drivers in increased danger, since more would-be robbers have learned that pizza delivery drivers are not allowed to effectively defend themselves.

Finally, I don’t believe in rewarding these companies and their policies just because “good people” are still working there. These “good people” choose to remain at a place that forbids them from using effective self-defense, so they have to accept personal responsibility for ‘sinking with the ship’ due to any consumer backlash that may come.

Personally, I’m going to make a conscious effort to avoid ordering pizzas, because I don’t want to contribute to creating a need to have unprotected drivers on the streets risking their lives over boxed pizza pies.