An infinite number of man's petty laws...
Pastor Tim Bayly often says that when we abolish God's moral law, we do not wind up with fewer laws. Instead, we replace them with an infinite number of man's petty laws. That is the dirty little secret behind the death of Eric Garner, who was mobbed and taken down by police for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes.
Here is what is disgusting about this. New York City is aggressively pro-abortion. As I pointed out last year, 41% of all pregnancies in New York City end via abortion, and 60% of all black babies in NYC die via abortion. But while New York City by aggressively promotes the murder of unborn babies, they are also micromanaging what New Yorkers can eat, drink and smoke. New York City has abolished God's moral law against murdering unborn babies, but New Yorkers dare not sell cigarettes without paying taxes. That will bring the storm troopers down on you.
If this looks like Cosa Nostra turf protection, that is because it is exactly that. The government wants their money, and they are sending mob enforcers (the police) to ensure they get their cut. If you even argue with you, they will violently take you down. This is legalized, government-run organized crime. But if you want to murder unborn babies, New York City cannot be bothered to stop you. Instead, they will actively encourage this slaughter.
There are important issues surrounding the death of Eric Garner, including how police treat blacks and the use of force. In fact, if you watch the video of Garner being taken down, the use of force to subdue a nonviolent suspect is downright disturbing especially how quickly the use of force ramped up and how he was mobbed by multiple police officers.
But the most important aspect of this story - one that should not be overlooked - is how the police somehow felt it was necessary to violently take down and arrest someone for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. Has it really come to this in the Land of the Free? If you sell a legal product without paying the taxes on it, you will violently be taken down and arrested instead of simply fined? This is frightening.