When State Violence is Justified

As Karl Popper argued in his book, The Open Society and its Enemies (1945), we should reserve the right to defend, with violence, those institutions that promote peaceful error correction against assailants who would use force or violence to destroy those very institutions. Consequently, those people who, at this very moment (at approximately 3:30pm Eastern Time, January 6, 2021), are mobbing the U.S. Capitol building, have made themselves the legitimate targets of justified state violence.

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