Jeff Neal for C.U.R.E. - Certain Unalienable Rights Endowment

Self Defense; What does that mean?

In Opinion on July 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm

You’re threatened?  Do you:

A.  Run for your life?

B.  Defend yourself?

Before you answer, see this 2-minute video of our Attorney General.  His concluding paragraph:

“There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if — and the “if” is important — if no safe retreat is available. But we must examine laws that take this further by eliminating the commonsense and age-old requirement that people who feel threatened have a duty to retreat outside their homes if they can do so safely. By allowing and perhaps encouraging violent situations to escalate in public, such laws undermine public safety. The list of resulting tragedies is long, and unfortunately has victimized too many who are innocent. It is our collective obligation. We must stand our ground.”

In other parts of the speech, he lamented that he had been the subject of racial profiling on his way to a movie in Georgetown, because he was running while black . . . and that he was sad to have to coach his son to behave a certain way around police officers or in white neighborhoods, else he also might be ‘profiled’ (as if that’s the same as being ‘defiled’).  One wonders, is he announcing that he also gave this advice to his son?

Son, if someone accosts you, run, like a little chicken, run!  Or at least be sure to look diligently for an escape route, because if there is one that you fail to see or elect not to take, you will thereby forfeit your right to defend your life and your honor, and anything you might do to that end is a violent crime.  Then, I will have a duty as the Attorney General of the USA to hunt you down.

Oh, need movie money?

In other words, the unwritten part of the rule Mr. Holder would advocate says “If you choose to accost Eric Holder or his son, make sure you leave him an escape route or he will have that state’s permission to fight back, in which case the state will be more likely to catch and punish you for your crime.  Otherwise, enjoy the hunt!”

Each of us is possessed of the inalienable and unconditional right to life and liberty.  Any way you cut it, THAT is what Eric Holder and his boss want to take from you.  So, which is it, A or B?  Will you bow and salute, will you run?  Or will you stand your ground against the government’s unrelenting attempts to takeover your life?

NOTE:  He was talking at the NAACP national convention.  Who is meant to be the antecedent of “We” in that last sentence?  Hmmm.

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