Until Further Titling – Week 2; Covenantal Love
One of the more disgusting and deliberate stories of torture and killing to come out of America is unfolding in a courtroom – and chances are you have heard nothing about it. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the doctor on trial for the brutal killing of many babies, is all but unknown in the American consciousness. The media is not reporting on it. But you should know about it…
May God have mercy on his and our souls…
well it’s a good that the state is here to enforce violence against this guy for his actions
i mean it would be an awful shame if there wasn’t any monopoly on violence in place to Punish this guy for what he did
he might just end up walking away UnPunished!
If there is to be government at all, it should exist for protection of persons and property from immanent and certain dangers – nothing more, nothing less. So yes, I agree.
In a free society, I believe you would still have the right to defend someone being threatened with death by the right of transferred self defense. A monopoly of violence is not needed here.
anybody has the “right” to defend themselves, at any time, with or without a government, simply by acting in their own self defense.
if somebody tried to “arrest” or “punish” my wife or girlfriend after she got an abortion, i would go ahead and shoot them right between the eyes.
good luck “arresting” and “punishing” everyone who gets an abortion without the help of the state’s violence-monopolizing goons. people might start getting reluctant to “punish” the members of my household when everyone who shows up ends up dead. aaaaand that’s why we have the state – so that people with power can use that power to monopolize violence in order to make other people do or not do things that they happen to support!
by the way, i can’t wait until time machines are invented, so you can also go back in time to Punish every single reproducing human female for the past several million years. you know, because birth control wasn’t invented then, and human communities couldn’t support past their carrying capacity, so humans just had to kill off the extra babies after they were born. my mouth is watering with anticipation as i’m sitting here thinking of all the Punishment we can exact on those Sinners!
but hey, then we invented agriculture and the state, so those babies no longer had to be denied Paradise On Earth, and could instead enjoy the luxury of being forced to live as slaves! gosh, it’s a good thing that we invented the centralized state organization to make this all possible, huh? i mean, one could almost even say that the state itself is Moral, since its very presence prevents the Evil of abortion from being a necessity!
thanks again, statists, for Helping Us All Do The Right Thing. i don’t know where we would be without you. well, that’s a rhetorical question of course. we would be Sinning!
It is impossible to argue with a relativist paradigm, Paul. The goalposts never stop moving.
“…so that people with power can use that power to monopolize violence in order to make other people do or not do things that they happen to support.” Isn’t killing an innocent life that is unable to defend itself exercising a “monopoly” of power/violence over the innocent life? What. A. Hypocrite.
isn’t that the whole point of a “relativist paradigm”? to make arguments like this moot and irrelevant? you will have as much luck “banning” abortion as people will who try to “ban” guns or drugs
you want the state to use violence to enforce something that you happen to agree with, while simultaneously whining and complaining about the state using violence to enforce other things that you don’t happen to agree with
No. There is a coherence to the idea that we have a right to life, and have a corresponding right to defend it. If a state is to exist at all, its base purpose must be protections of persons and property, of which babies in the womb are a part…