Who’s holding the hammer?
Nope, Uncle Pennybags, because it’s a “Monopoly” of force! xD
And this is where it all goes to hell, I take it? It’s pretty concrete when you’ve transgressed against a person. But when you add offenses against “society” into the mix, you open the floodgates. With a little rhetoric, you can then spin anything into a crime, and you get farces like we saw previously.
Well, society is just a bunch of people lumped together. Crimes against society still hurt people, just more diffusely, like dumping toxic waste into the water table.
It’s not about adding offenses against society to the mix – those always existed, think sedition, treason, heresy. It’s about taking away the concept of crimes against private persons being private.