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  •  that you think every blow must be returned.... (0+ / 0-)

    is sad too.  I think Mr Librescu chose to live unarmed and made a moral choice to do so.  While no one would say you don't have a right to self defense, it is a long stretch to say it is immoral not to carry a firearm about with you everywhere in case you need it.  And how else should he have defended himself in the manner you envision without that forethought?

    You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

    by murrayewv on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 03:40:21 AM PST

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    •  How the heck would you know (0+ / 0-)

      that Librescu "made a moral choice" to live unarmed? In reality, carrying of weapons at Virginia Polytech was prohibited, so I'd call that a condition of employment. How about doing your research before you opine?

      As for returning blows: when a patronizing fool makes OT personal remarks to which he is in no way entitled, I think I'm well within bounds to call him on it.

      In my case, I'm a university teacher of philosophy, which just might denote an intellectual stripe or two. In addition, I live with a system put in place after the Virginia shootings in which panic phones were installed in classrooms, an emergency text message system was put into effect, and protocols for lockdown in case of similar problems were circulated. Campus security is unarmed, however, and police response to that kind of emergency would be, as in VA, too little, too late. I'd happily see armed students and faculty.

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