Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
For people who pride themselves on being freedom-loving individualists, Americans sure seem to admire authoritarianism.
That shirt implies that if you break the law, it's acceptable for police officers to kill you.
What's acceptable is for police officers to arrest you (using proportionate but not excessive force if you resist), and to charge you with an offence if they believe there's enough evidence.
You might expect to hear "do what I say or I'll kill you" from a mugger. It shouldn't be standard procedure for officers of the law.
I'm all in favour of law and order, and a quiet peaceable society. The alternative sucks. But a culture in which people are scared of police officers and obey them unquestioningly for fear of death or injury?
Is that really what you want?