Originally Posted by erps
It's probably more accurate to say "willing to use violence to overcome resistance to a lawful process." It generally takes two to fight.
If the police were magical angelic robots programmed to only ever act to protect somebody's natural rights, I might agree with you. However, just because a process is lawful (I don't think anybody in this thread has stated that the RCMP is breaking the law by boarding our vessels) doesn't make it right.