Originally Posted by Mach
"castle doctrine," which permits homeowners to use deadly force against intruders. The revised law will allow invited guests, such as babysitters, to use lethal force.
I find it amazing to consider just how hopelessly corrupt a land we are, and have been for so very long a time when I read things like this. To think not only that some people would dare usurp the authority to remove those which are the most obvious prerogatives of free men, but also that we as a people would
Originally Posted by osan
Originally Posted by PierzStyx
Uhm, no. Not all of us. Only most of the countries involved. We few radicals and rebels do what we can to prevent it. Whether that works or not still doesn't change whether it is our fault or not.
To which I responded thusly:
The number of people out there who are putting their asses on the line is vanishingly small. My statistical assessment therefore stands. To wit...
The fact is this: we failed from the earliest days.
Originally Posted by Bryan
How would you defend liberty and property in a stateless social construct? The use of private security firms is a stock answer, but let’s consider some more detail. Consider the following situations…
And it has its problems. It is a partial answer at best.
1) A band of thugs is going around robbing people, how do you defend your home from invasion?
By killing them to eliminate them from the book of immediate and potential future threats to others, including
Originally Posted by hells_unicorn
As much as I'm not a fan of the Roman Church, it should be noted that the Islamic world has a far worse problem with sodomy, pedophilia and bestiality, person for person. Actually, the Jehova's Witnesses have even worse issues with members of their ministry abusing children than Rome. These cults getting a pass by so-called "rational thinkers" strikes me as a tad irrational, not to mention hypocritical.
You are not clear as to which "cults" and "rational thinkers".
Originally Posted by willwash
Universal suffrage is a terrible, terrible idea. Some unfortunate truths:
An 18 year old man does in fact possess the physical prowess necessary to serve as an effective soldier. He almost never, however, possesses the moral and intellectual prowess needed to serve as an informed voter.
Women vote with their hearts, not their heads. Yes there are exceptions. No that doesn't negate the argument.
People with no wealth, who pay no taxes, will only ever vote