Again, your Madam Cleo sucks, you know not what I know or what I have studied in understanding my personal political philosophies.
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verb (used with object), -erced, -erc·ing.
to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition: They coerced him into signing the document.
to bring about through the use of force or other forms of compulsion; exact: to coerce obedience.
to dominate or control, especially by exploiting fear, anxiety, etc.: The state is based on successfully coercing the individual.
That's the definition of coercive. If you claim something is not coercive, you are claiming that in the natural state free from force they would have carried out the action. But it requires force, government force in this case, i.e. coercion to ensure that the system is upheld and punishment rightfully paid in a proper time frame. That's a force. There are not many things in this world which are free from force.
Theory of Justice, fundamental libertarian reading.
I in fact never stated that McDonald's was in the clear, nor that I would have absolved them of wrong doing. I merely stated that the initial award was unjustifiable and based off of emotional reaction from the jury.