Trying to find a quote! Re: racist/conservative approach to governing
June 7, 2020 8:24 AM   Subscribe

It was about how some people (conservatives? white supremacists?) think that the purpose of the government (or law? or police?) is to regulate and protect - protect them, while regulating others. It was relevant and pithy and piercing. I thought I saw it on Metafilter, but my search of my favorites has been fruitless and Google even worse (quarantine brain :( ). Thank you!!
posted by Salamandrous to Law & Government (2 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Is it “There must be in-groups whom the law protectes but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.” ?

Full source seems to be this comment on Crooked Timber from Frank Wilhoit.
posted by migurski at 8:38 AM on June 7, 2020 [18 favorites]

That's it - thank you!

I don't know when I would have got to googling 'binds' so I really needed the help :)
posted by Salamandrous at 3:50 PM on June 7, 2020

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