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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #109)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 07:23 PM

110. "Nice to know your shit is worth killing and dying for"

 

You are correct - the debate is not about that.

It is about making the determination for them that you did in the subject line of my post. What you're basically saying - losing your "shit" - could be the tools of your livelihood, your money, or maybe your house, all that you have saved for - is worth less than the life of a criminal. And if you feel that way - I have no problem with that. As I matter of fact in almost every case I can think of in my life - you are 100% correct. I have no possession I would kill someone for.

But - that is what the essence of this debate comes down to for the "average voter". Does the average voter think Zimmerman is guilty? I am leaning toward they think "Yes".

But when the debate moves to making valuations of what is important enough to kill for (and I am talking in a legal situation, not vigilante, robbery, etc) - these imaginary swing voters are not coming down on the criminals side.

I am saying when it shifts to "Nice to know your shit is worth killing and dying for" - well, a lot of people do think their shit is worth killing for.

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