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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:09 AM

If it's wrong to "politicize" Parkland, FLA, isn't it also wrong to "politicize" Mollie Tibbets?

Or, am I missing something?

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Reply If it's wrong to "politicize" Parkland, FLA, isn't it also wrong to "politicize" Mollie Tibbets? (Original post)
Yavin4 Aug 2018 OP
Ohiogal Aug 2018 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #2
BSdetect Aug 2018 #3
Wellstone ruled Aug 2018 #4
maxrandb Aug 2018 #5
Yavin4 Aug 2018 #6
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2018 #7

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:10 AM

1. It's only correct to do so

when it supports the Right Wing agenda, doncha know!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:10 AM

2. Not much gets past you. . . . nt

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:21 AM

3. Hipocracy is their forte.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:23 AM

4. Tibbet's is being used as a Regional

hit piece story. If you are fimiliar with the area of the crime,you notice that the News Coverage hits Southern Minnesota,South Western Wisconsin as well as South Eastern South Dakota.

Stirring the pot against Democratic Congressman by association.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:28 AM

5. Such false equivalence

It's not political to ask that we do something about our lax gun laws. There is not one single person defending the right of Mollie's charged killer to "kill her". There might be some "incels" that would do that, but there is no prominent politician standing up and saying; "he has a right to kill".

There are a shit ton of folks, mostly on the far right, that are demanding that we have more guns, and more powerful guns in more places.

That is the "power of the state" blocking any modest restrictions on guns in this country.

There is no "power of the state" that is demanding open borders, or the immigration of killers into our country. What the "power of the state" is doing is asking that we reform our immigration laws, treat those that are here with respect, and NOT condemn all immigrants for the heinous crime of one of them.

See, the "power of the state" rests in the hands of the people, and it is used, or should be used for the "rights of people". Last I checked, a gun was an inanimate object, and should not be subject to defense by the "power of the state".

Imagine if Mollie's killer had used a legally purchased gun to end her life. No one on the "right" would defend her killer (unless he was white and she was a person of color), then all bets are off.

But, they would fall all over themselves to defend his right to walk down to the local Pawn Shop and buy a gun.

See, that's the difference between the left and right.

The left defends "people".

The right defends "animate objects"

Only "people" deserve the protection of the state.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 12:48 PM

6. I'm pointing out the hypocrysy of their arguments.

It's okay to take policy action around an undocumented person murdering someone, but it's verboten to even discuss policy action around mass killings by an American. Murder is murder.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 12:50 PM

7. I want it know by as many people as possible

On of the (very) slim chance that I die because of an undocumented immigrant while Trump is POTUS, I want my heirs/NOK to ensure that I am NEVER used by him or by Republicans in general to support radical xenophobic immigrant policies and/or to attack undocumented immigrants.

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