You probably think I am too hard on cops. I assure you, I'm not nearly hard enough. They are where the rubber meets the road, where tyranny is concerned. No one else on the side of The State matters- there is no other meaningful enemy of liberty.
You can live in an area "Ruled" by Hitler's crueler brother, filled with counterfeit "laws" until the law pollution is so bad that everything you want to do is forbidden, and everything you'd rather not do is mandatory, but unless there are thugs willing to enforce those "laws" against you, it doesn't matter. You still could be free and never even care what any of those "laws" say.
Tyranny and oppression begins and ends with enforcers.