Friday, December 12, 2008

Rights now considered criminal violations

A 50-year-old man who told authorities he was fed up with teens toilet-papering his house decided to defend his property -- with a squirt gun filled with fox urine. Now, Scott Wagar is in trouble with the law.

According to police, Wagar was on his property Sept. 16 when he used night vision goggles to see 15-20 people running toward his place. He told police that he told them to leave, swore at them and sprayed them with the fox urine. He also allegedly struggled with one of the teens.


This is a non-incident. The authorities getting involved can only be bad: bunch of prankster punk teenagers who wouldn't leave this guy alone got what they deserved.

In an increasingly authoritative society, the citizens our founding fathers would have characterized as "innocent" in these cases, and justified in defending their land from unwelcome guests, become the criminals. Never mind the fact that we have a Constitution which is supposed to grant us basic rights of life, liberty, and property; a guy who would be so callous as to catch on to when these teenagers were arriving to vandalize his land and catch them off guard must be insane.

Say good-bye to your rights, if you were ever lucky enough to live in a time where you had any.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too am disgusted with the clear role reversal that this situation illustrates. While creative and a bit disgusting, the means this man chose to rid his property of unwanted visitors were well within his rights, and I believe any real liberty-loving American should be of the opinion that the authorities involved are committing a heinous crime themselves by interfering in what is CLEARLY not a public matter.