What Ferguson shows is the absolute hypocrisy of the conservative movement – that for all their […] yammering about “THE GUMMINT’S GONNA HURT US!” and “WE NEED TO DEFEND AGAINST IT!”, the truth is that they see the government as a weapon to crack down on people they don’t like. […]

I would feel a lot better about the conservatives going, “Oh, yeah, this [what’s happening in Ferguson] is when people should rise up against their government,” but the truth of what they have to say may well better expressed as “People like us can rise up against the government, but you can’t.”

–Ferrett Steinmetz on hypocrisy.

Also see: libertarians and other related assholes.