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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 07:49 PM

17. They were written by ALEC to place property rights above human life

Stand Your Ground laws are a libertarian's wet dream. They were written for people who believe that the only legitimate function of government is to protect property -- and, by implication, that any use of coercive force to protect property is legitimate.

The racism and the gun-hugger appeals are just the red meat thrown to the conservative base. The real function of these laws is not much different from that of corporate personhood. It's to stick all of us in a system where private property is the ultimate right and everything else is subordinate to it.

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