Say that someone supported the current war on (some) drugs, and refused to acknowledge the waste of tax payer money as anything but “sound governance” and all those convicted of marijuana possession “must have done something to deserve it.”
How would you make that individual change their mind?
Well, if rational persuasion doesn’t work, why not commit a crime? Find out where they live, crack their wifi to do some shady crap online then plant some drugs and kiddie porn under their porch then call an anonymous police tip line.
Illegal? Yes. Immoral? Yes. But will it bring the unholy power of the state down on a statist prick? Oh yes.
You see we live in a world where government doesn’t have an off switch. Police will send SWAT teams to raid a retired CIA analysts house over green tea leaves in the garbage after a visit to a gardening store for the grand daughters science fair project, at least in the state of Oklahoma. In North Carolina the legal system is much more lenient on small amounts of pot for personal use, but a couple of ounces with a list of “customers” makes “intent to distribute” a slam dunk for a prosecutor.
Is it worth ruining someone’s life to make a point? I don’t know, the fall from “respectable citizen” to “scumbag felon” is a very short trip in our current legal system and it is probably an irrecoverable fall. And simply by bringing up the “special” police powers given for the “war on (some) drugs” the system can utterly strip a citizen of power to the point where taking the plea bargain is the only rational option.
This isn’t the country I want to live in. But some people will obviously not abandon their statist position until they are victimized by the state.
The moral choice is to continue with rational persuasion, but it is probably not the satisfying choice.