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Doc Cleveland: Police, Danger, and the Social Contract
One of the things that burns me up the most when I think about politics is how democrats waffle back and forth on key philisof...pholosophic...filo...on key issues all the time. For example, liberals have long supported the sex harasment laws that say that the perception of the woman being harased is the standard to be used in judging whether she can sue the pants off the man. Maybe he didn't intend to be bad at all, but it doesn't really matter because she gets to decide whats bad and what's not.
That brings us to the case of George Zimmerman. Liberals are all mad at him for shooting Trayvon Martin and mad about stand your ground laws because those laws take the same position that liberals have taken--basically that you can defend yourself when you perceive a threat. So, as Trayvon walked up behind Mr. Zimmerman, punched him to the ground and then repeatedly beat his head into the cement, I suppose Mr. Zimmerman is at fault for not saying "Excuse me sir, but I perceive that you are a threat." Remember, liberal readers, there are eyewitness accounts, already known to the police, that support Mr. Zimmerman's story. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.