That Slap

From: Richard

Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2022 11:46 PM

To: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Subject: The Slap Heard Round the World – Econlib

Re this:

“Clearly, he should bring charges against Mr. Will Smith for assault and battery. “

why? he has no legal obligation to do so [no government has the right to insist that its prisoners [ excuse the freudian slip, i meant citizen lol] react in any way other than avoiding being violent and there is no moral obligation (in fact, if he’s a Christian, he has a moral obligation to ‘turn the other cheek’). i think his response was great because it led to a public focus on Smith’s act and not to a debate on the actions of both men)

From: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 10:06 AM

To: ‘Richard

Subject: RE: The Slap Heard Round the World – Econlib

Dear Richard:

Here, I explicitly assumed, arguendo, the legitimacy of attorneys general to promote law and order.

Best regards,



2:59 am on April 8, 2022

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