2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
(I'll save you the trouble.......No grouping of words can make a reasonable person believe the Earth is flat, if I drop a hammer & it won't fall down or that we didn't torture people
Last edited by Devil505; 05-08-09 at 09:12 PM.
- Rescue mission by Delta Force or Seal Team Six (Special Warfare Development Group/DEVGRU) to extract Americans being so treated
- Point a couple of Tomahawk cruise missiles at Damascus.
I said it wasn't a crime, merely a casus belli--a reason for the United States to deliver a bit of smackdown on Syria.
By way of analogy, if you're out with your woman or significant other and some loudmouth boor makes an impolite overture to your woman or significant other, said boor has not committed any crime, but you would be eminently justified (even by the laws of most states) in jack-slapping said boor.
Not every "wrong" is a crime, and not every offense merits a trial. Some offenses merely merit a wee bit o' whup-ass.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 05-08-09 at 09:44 PM.
Texas Penal Code Chapter 9, Section 31 on Self Defense:
Sec. 9.31. SELF-DEFENSE. (a) Except as provided in Subsection (b), a person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful force. The actor's belief that the force was immediately necessary as described by this subsection is presumed to be reasonable if the actor:
(1) knew or had reason to believe that the person against whom the force was used:
(A) unlawfully and with force entered, or was attempting to enter unlawfully and with force, the actor's occupied habitation, vehicle, or place of business or employment;
(B) unlawfully and with force removed, or was attempting to remove unlawfully and with force, the actor from the actor's habitation, vehicle, or place of business or employment; or
(C) was committing or attempting to commit aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery;
(2) did not provoke the person against whom the force was used; and
(3) was not otherwise engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic at the time the force was used.
Insulting someone's woman is hardly an act of force.a person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful force.