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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 04:15 AM

5. if guns are legal

If the guns are legal, what are they frisking for? If you find a gun and they have a right to carry, or are licensed to carry a concealed weapon, what is the point, as they could del be on their way to shooting someone and the guns would have to be returned until they acted in an unlawful manner? So what exactly is the frisking supposed to reveal?

It is impossible to manage a culture, for any extensive period, from the outside-in by authoritarian methods or by coercive methods for compliance. Producing meaningful communities and a reason for hope in a shared future is a more reliable, and arguably more cost effective, method to ensure societal health. If the outside-in perspective worked, there should be no crime in prisons and the Soviet Union should never have failed. A police state is evidence of the failure of a political ideology, such that it is reduced to the crudest of arguments for personal restraint; the threat of thuggish violence unless one complies with authority.

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AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #14
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AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #11
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