“We may test the hypothesis that the State is largely interested in protecting itself rather than its subjects by asking: which category of crimes does the State pursue and punish most intensely—-those against private citizens or those against itself?
The gravest crimes in the State’s lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to its own contentment, for example, treason, desertion of a soldier to the enemy; failure to register for the draft; subversion and subversive conspiracy; assassination of rulers and such economic crimes against the State as counterfeiting its money or evasion of income tax.
Or compare the degree of zeal devoted to pursuing the man who assaults a policeman, with the attention that the State pays to the assault of an ordinary citizen.
Yet curiously, the State’s openly assigned priority to its own defense against the public strikes few people as inconsistent with its presumed raison d’etre.”—Murray Rothbard from “Anatomy of the State
Whether or not you agree with the grand jury’s refusal to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, you have to wonder why more blacks, who consistently raise concerns about the abuse they receive at the hands of the State, consistently go to the polls to replace the State they complain about with an exact replica of the State that they abhor.