Dave Hardy’s latest book, “I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Kill you”Â is now available for preorder on Amazon. I’m told it should ship in a few weeks. I’d strongly recommend the introduction:
The proposition that a king, a government, can do wrong is central to the Declaration, Americaâ€™s foundational document. So how did America get to a situation where government employees, â€œpublic servants,â€ can kill by sheer sloppiness and walk away? Where an agency can level a town and kill six hundred citizens and escape all responsibility? Where a federal agency can run guns to Mexican drug cartels, causing hundreds of deaths on both sides of the border, and wash its hands of the matter? Where veterans can die awaiting doctorsâ€™ appointments, and the hospital administrators can collect their bonuses and walk away?
Answering these questions requires a brief look at legal history. English common law developed the concept of â€œsovereign immunity,â€ commonly expressed as â€œthe King can do no wrong.â€ But common-law sovereign immunity was actually a narrow concept. A subject could not sue or pros- ecute the king, but could take legal action against anyone carrying out the kingâ€™s orders. Americans could better hold their government accountable when they were ruled by George III than they can today!
Read the whole thing.