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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 04:05 PM
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70. in answer to your
direct question I will say an unequivical no-

It isn't worth ending a human life for most of what lives are ended for in our society.

What bothers me about the stand you are taking is that it is applied only to situations such as this.

How many situations are allowed to peacefully end that involve less weaponry, and less rich white man outrage? i'll tell you my own observation- VERY few-

Who is to say that their failure to pay their taxes HASN'T cost someone their life? Ed brown says the only thing he 'recieves' in exchange for his taxes, (local taxes in this instance) is coverage from the Fire Dept- and says it is not very good coverage besides. This couple has lived on their estate for the last ten years, playing the media, and using people to satisfy their desire to be 'famous'- They have used countless man hours of police and law enforcement personel- clogged the already overburdened court system with thier nonsense- and wasted an incredible amount of time, energy and money- Money that could have been far better spent on LIFE GIVING endeavors-
Unfortunately, the browns chose to make a very public circus out of this selfish, narcissistic issue. If the govt did nothing in response, what would stop everyone from following suit- and then where would we all be??? Why should they get a 'pass' on this? Because they have lots of weapons? Well, hell, that's a real good incentive for people who have plans to break the law to arm themselves to the teeth, and then expect the authorities to just sit back and wait for them to peacefully end their siege.

I find people standing up for this couple to be pretty hypocritical, and surprising. I don't advocate the use of violence- but should the browns threats be ignored and humored until they have had enough playing and decide to start shooting???

The way the authorties have handled this so far has been incredibly patient and rational. They don't seem to be calling for a show-down even now, but that day will likely come. When it does, how can someone defend the browns without calling for all offenders to be treated with as much patience and understanding- i'm be willing to bet it'll be a cold day in hell when the police sit and wait out a meth house stand off in this kind of manner. Why shouldn't the same call for prolonged patience be made in that case?
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