Monday, January 22, 2007

Dictators kicking the bucket

The current quarter is a good one for dictator deaths. The lads at Pacific Empire celebrate the high "dictatorial death toll," and like me they look forward to Castro kicking the bucket and adding himself to the list.

They make a good argument for the death penalty for dictators -- "The standard libertarian argument against capital punishment is that government cannot be trusted to implement it without mistakenly executing innocents. This argument does not apply to the death of dictators, whose crimes are in public view, and whose survival is only ensured by controlling an omnipresent state." -- and conclude with a defence of tyrannicide, the assassination of murderous tyrants, and the hope that "that one day tyrannicide will be considered a just defense against a murder charge."

Is there any reason why it shouldn't be?

LINK: Tyrannicide! - Pacific Empire

RELATED: Obituary, Politics-World, History-Modern

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5 Comments:

Blogger Kane Bunce said...

man that is a big list! Now if only our statist government were on that list. Wouldn't you agree, Peter? :-P

Okay, joking about that last bit, but still, I would like them gone. If I could kill their political carriers right now I wouldn't hesitate to do so.

1/22/2007 11:38:00 am  
Blogger MikeE said...

I hope you mean career.

1/22/2007 01:33:00 pm  
Blogger Kane Bunce said...

Yeah, sorry Mike, I do.

1/22/2007 03:11:00 pm  
Blogger S. Baldrick said...

I suggest strategic strikes against radicals of various government departments and universities.

1/23/2007 01:14:00 pm  
Blogger Murray said...

Nuke the site from orbit.

Its the only way to be sure.

1/26/2007 12:31:00 am  

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