Saturday, September 28, 2013

• 'Conservatives' For Anarchy


This is a good example of what happens when conservatives get angry with me for setting them straight.

This is a smart phone screen capture of a post from Shawn Hooper, who got his knickers bunched up over a debate we had discussing the aftermath of a Hispanic father in Texas who killed another man he found molesting his daughter.

Let me say right up front, I am not defending any child molesters. It seems like that would be understood, but for people like Mr. Hooper, it must be said.

I explained in the course of the debate on Mr. Hooper's thread that 'self defense' involves the protection of one's own life or the lives of others, or defense from a threat of great bodily harm. Once the threat is gone, one cannot continue to attack the perpetrator. By law.

The father in this case will not be tried for any crime, and I think that is a mistake. Sure, he'd never be convicted of murder (my position that Hooper decided to ignore), but I think that 2nd degree manslaughter could have been called for.

Emotions get us into trouble when we discuss the law. Sure, emotionally, we'd all like to beat all child molesters to death. But that's not how the laws and legal system are set up in this country. Hooper advocates taking the law into his own hands. I asked him that specific question, and he refused at least half a dozen times to answer. But that is what he believes.

Hooper instead went into "all laws are not good" and "you're a legalist" and "Obama is bad" and "Nazis are bad", desperate attempts to change the issue in the discussion, and I wouldn't have any of it. Time and time again I took him back to this: If you advocate for taking the law into your own hands, you are advocating for anarchy.

We do not want a country where people think on these things emotionally. The fact is, if your child is being molested, the first thing is self defense. ONCE THE MOLESTATION HAS BEEN INTERRUPTED AND THE CHILD HAS BEEN MADE SAFE, the next step is to call the police and have the perp arrested, NOT to beat him to death.

I feel for the father in that case in Texas, and I understand that people want to celebrate the fact he beat a molester to death. But in our country, with our legal system, you have only the right to defend yourself, not to take the law into your own hands.

There is a new case in Colorado now where a woman who bludgeoned to death her child's molester with a baseball bat is going to be charged with murder. A harsh penalty, no doubt, but Mr. Hooper would be well advised to pay attention to this case and learn from it.

Mr. Hooper said that I unfriended him on Facebook because of his viewpoint. That is nonsense. I could make this case in my sleep. I could spell it out in urine in the snow. Hooper and his friends were so filled up with emotion, they were unable to see the reasons for laws like this.

Hooper warns me not to molest his children; an obvious desperate insult because he feels, rightly, that my argument made more sense than his defense of taking the law into one's own hands.

I unfriended Mr. Hooper because he posted vile, disgusting, blood drenched pictures of an aborted baby, and on Facebook anyone can see these pictures. It is not Mr. Hooper's place to force anyone to see pictures like that, and I won't subject myself to his violent pornography. So I unfriended him for that.

The fact that I don't have to read anymore of his ignorant drivel about laws he does not understand is just a bonus. -Jz

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