>>> As to, Actually you do have another choice besides handing them over, but you have to be willing to accept all the consequences of that choice.
To expand upon my point, I would say that this is what they are “baiting” us to.
In a sense, I SUSPECT that the intent of these garbage laws is to BLUFF us into action. Maybe it would be better to simply call their bluff and see if they are capable of enforcement before we start considering that other choice you refer to.
“Maybe it would be better to simply call their bluff and see if they are capable of enforcement before we start considering that other choice you refer to.” Committing an act is no bluff. They mean to do as they say and the passage of a law clearly warns of an intent, much as the cocking of an arm and clenching of a fist is a preparation for a strike. Addressing the “before we start considering” portion of your remark it falls short in that once you observe the obvious preparation for a strike by an opponent, if you haven’t considered a response before the prepartion is observed, which, in my book is no preparation beforehand at all. Remember he adage regarding cordiality yet being prepared to kill all you meet. As you can see there is no simple in “simply” calling their bluff. Calling their bluff in this instance would be the final resistance offered in defense. Parties may jabber a great deal prior to the clenching of fists but once the first swing is thrown all bets on a peaceful solution are off.
There is no “we’ in this equation. They will enforce their edicts, tyrannically arrived at, one progressive step at a time, from one “activist” individual to the next and resistance will fall to that level. Remember, an army is composed of individuals and force is dealt to each on that basis regardless of their number or location. The ability to stand or fall is based on individual thinking and effort alone or in concert with others. Waiting for the “we” to appear next to you for assistance in maintaining that which you hold dearest to your breast reveals insincerety in your belief of its importance to you. IMHO. I’ve already hashed this out so-to-speak.