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Old 06-03-2009
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Originally Posted by AdamLein View Post
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.
I appreciate the attempts to ensure that vessels and operators meet certain standards. While people's safety does not have a price tag, a whole whack of money has been spend searching for folks who fall overboard or capsize without pfd's.

If all you want protected is life, liberty and property (Locke's natural rights), policing would be a lot less expensive.

I would expect that you would not ask for any assistance for the enforcement agencies beyond these natural rights.

Getting awfully close to OT and politics.

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