But Americans are just learning it. Amercians need to know Rule 302 as well.
First Rule 303. Few Americans have heard the phrase and fewer know what it means. I will tell you.
Lt. ‘Breaker’ Morant, an Oz soldier in the Boer War, shot prisoners he had taken whilst on patrol way behind enemy lines because he could not hold them. (He was called ‘Breaker’ because he broke horses – he was a cavalryman).
At his Court Martial he was asked by the presiding (British) Officers by what Authority he thought he was able to just shoot the prisoners and he replied, ‘Rule 303’. The Lee Enfield .303 was the weapon the cavalry used. He was found guilty and executed by firing squad. (His last words were, “Shoot straight, you bastards”.)
I raise this after seeing a video of an American policeman threatening to shoot an innocent, law -abiding man in the back. ( in the policeman’s own words, “I’ll shoot you in your Fuc*ing back”.)
Like Lt. Morant, American cops now see everyone as prisoners and every part of America as ‘behind enemy lines’. Bastards abound.
Here’s the video.
Such is America today.
Now for Rule 302. You might think that cops are a tad out of control, but at least it is just straightforward threats to shoot prisoners – even non prisoners. Just motorists. The other Law ‘enforcement’ agencies are just as bad. Take the FBI. Please. It ain’t Fox Mulder and his blond sidekick chasing aliens, if ever it was. It is an agency with a looooong history in manipulation and entrapment of Citizens. Do not be fooled into thinking that a polite pair of agents (even if one is a blond sidekick) asking if they can ‘have a word’ with you is an exciting interlude in your otherwise humdrum day. It ain’t. It will be – undoubtedly – a trap. One way or another. Now or at some other time along your humdrum path.
But don’t take my word. Listen to a Lawyer. Remember as you do listen and watch, he is not just trying to drum up business. At least, I don’t think he is.