I want you to imagine for a moment that the police have created a new security monitoring system that makes it impossible for anyone to commit any crime and get away with it. The minute you commit a crime, every detail about that crime is immediately transmitted to the police, and they have nearly unlimited resources to deal with you.
Go 5 over the speed limit? You’re going to get fined.
Light off a firecracker in the wrong place? You’re going to get fined.
Drop a cigarette butt on the beach? You’re going to get fined.
The new system simply makes it impossible for you to do anything that is illegal and get away with it.
Since most people believe laws are good and necessary, I assume most people would be excited to live under such conditions. If a person says they aren’t interested in living under such conditions, yet they still believe in democracy and the legal system, then it must be because they want to get away with committing crimes.
To the typical statist, questioning the legitimacy of a crime is like questioning the legitimacy of democracy. Clearly democracy is legitimate, right? Clearly the majority has the right to impose its will upon the minority, right?
Don’t think too much.