One of the aspects of “big government” that is most disturbing to freedom is the level of prosecutorial discretion afforded by a large number of regulations. In short, almost everyone is guilty of some minor infraction, knowingly or not. The the state wants to target you, there are legal means to do so. Worse yet, even the process of taking you to court can damage you financially.
Today, the founders of the Center for Medical Progress were indicted in a Texas court for tampering with a government record. That record most likely is a Driver License. It’s a real crime, but one that millions of teenagers are not arrested for. This was not used for either driving or getting on an airplane, either. And this indictment happened in Texas, where Ted Cruz is from. Imagine what would have happened in New York.
The sickest irony is that David Daleiden of CMP was also indicted for buying fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood was not indicted for selling. In what world does that happen? Probably the one where the prosecutor’s office has a member on a Planned Parenthood board.