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  •  Just musing here.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Void Indigo, Gooserock, drmah

    Makes one wonder about the right to "Life," doesn't it?

    What do we want? Universal health care! When do we want it? Now!

    by cagernant on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:19:27 PM PST

    •  Naw (1+ / 0-)
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      Pluto

      Just that some decide to read it as "the right to YOUR life."

      Should you happen to bother them in any way that is.

    •  The Right to Life Ends at Birth nt (5+ / 0-)
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      Pluto, drmah, gzodik, hazzcon, a2nite

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:25:00 PM PST

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    •  Where does right to life lead? (2+ / 0-)
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      DavidMS, noway2

      This isn't a garden path argument, this is a train of thought where you can debark at any stop.

      Does the right to life imply the right to protect life?

      Does the right to protect life imply the right to fight back against attackers when necessary? A pacifist would say "no".

      Does the right to fight back include the right to have the means of fighting back? Some say "no" to this. There are jurisdictions that don't allow pepper spray or stun guns.

      Does the right to have the means of fighting back include the right to have guns for the purpose? Many jurisdictions have said "no" because of the lethality of guns, or just for culture war reasons, or because of a risk assessment about the likelihood of misuse versus the likelihood of protecting the innocent.

      Isn't it possible for a sane decent person to differ from you by answering "yes" to all those questions?

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 07:05:02 PM PST

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    •  For conservatives... (0+ / 0-)

      right to life ends at birth.

    •  "Right to life" doesn't count with gun culture's (1+ / 0-)
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      a2nite

      collateral damage mentality.

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