- Jan 29, 2004
By your logic, as long as I am enraged, jealous, and angry, or otherwise have some pathetic emotional excuse, but I'm not otherwise a career criminal, it's ok for me to break the law and violate another persons property rights and free will.Originally posted by: sirjonk
Let us take an imaginary journey to a place called...reality. Here's why your bloodthirsty shoot to kill mentality is stupid.
Jack and Jane are married for many years. They have 2 children and Jack is a terrific father, contributes to his church, and has lots of friends. Jane is having an affair with Robert. Jack finds out what car Robert drives, and in an insanely jealous rage decides he's going to smash it up. But Jack didn't know Robert's neighbor has the same car. Jack accidentally smashes up the neighbor's car. The neighbor comes out of his house, shoots and kills Jack.
In your view, Jack got was coming to him because he was a criminal, not an angry, jealous husband who sought petty revenge. Jack forfeited his right to life because he chose to damage someone's property. Jack was not a deranged rapist, burglar or killer. Just a guy who got carried away with his emotions and made a bad choice. This is the sort of thing that happens in a triggerhappy land. Mostly good people I making the occasional bad choice. In your world, his choice deserves the death penalty.
You are so eager for someone to damage your material possession so that you can experience killing someone that it borders on the psychopathic. Seek help.
I don't care what personal problems the guy has, it should never involve or cause harm or loss to an innocent third party. And even if he did get the right car, he would still be in the wrong. The wife may be a total cheating bitch, but it's her free will to cheat and be a hoe, like it or not. You cannot force someone to stay with someone, and there is no law or Constitutional mandate to force someone to live their life the way you want them to etc.
Why the hell would I be eager for someone to damage my possessions, and where did I ever mention that? I'd rather not go through the trouble in the first place. But I do assure you that in a conflict between myself, an upstanding citizen, and a criminal with intent of ill will to others, the criminal will not have anything to gain from me in ANY outcome.
I'd rather live in a world where I could leave my car unlocked or drop a $20 bill on the ground and find it in lost and found than your delusional trigger happy world.
Try again, because you suck at profiling.
Edit for your edit: using force to stop or prevent a crime on your property in the act is a whole different situation than hunting someone down in revenge after the fact. The former is in accordance with law using the rights and powers belonging to property owning citizens, the latter is taking the law into your own hands once you leave your property to pursue someone.