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  •  Godwin's law diary (2+ / 0-)
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    LaEscapee, johnny wurster

    The Klan considers Mormons to be non-Christian apostates, so there was never any organized Klan activity in Utah.

    Yes, all gun owners are Klansman.  We'll make a note of it.

    Utah passed its initial stand-your-ground law in 1994. It was sponsored by Rep. Steve Barth, a Democrat from Salt Lake City, and billed as a way for victims of domestic violence to defend themselves without fearing criminal charges.
    •  The underlying mentality is the same. (1+ / 0-)
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      But congratulations to Utah for managing to avoid a major racial incident involving its grand total of 37,000 black people spread across a state bigger than Scotland.

      Here's the deal: Everyone has a right to defend human life.  No one has a right to take human life in defense of property or identity.  So whatever the motive of some for initially supporting Utah's law, and whether or not it has had racial implications for the state, it's still just a bad and morally deranged idea largely promoted by atavists who can't deal with living in the 21st century.

      Everything in moderation, including moderation.

      by Troubadour on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 08:02:35 PM PDT

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