Ok, so here we go.
I’m not a very political person. Don’t judge me but I don’t even vote. I know. I’ve heard it all. It’s my civic duty. One vote is better than no vote. What are you an extremist? Hippie?
No, not any of that. I live in a wonderful country and very blessed to have been born and raised here. I could have easily been born in a “third world” country. Living off of nothing or making a dollar a week.
I don’t vote for many of my own personal reasons. I have to live with whoever gets voted into office anyways. And no matter whom it is - I still have to pay taxes, pay the extreme gas prices, take my kids to school, go to work, etc. My life won’t change no matter who sits there. Republican or Democrat. I don’t even label myself as one of them. Does that make me ignorant? If you think it does – and you have your right to your own opinion – then so be it.
I believe in RIGHT and WRONG.
This brings me to my actual post… Trayvon Martin vs. Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground law. I have attached an excerpt I borrowed from Wikipedia [below]
As of 28 May 2010 (2010 -05-28) 31 States had some form of Castle Doctrine or Stand Your Ground law. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming have adopted Castle Doctrine statutes, and other states (Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Washington) are currently considering "Stand Your Ground" laws of their own.
Some of the states that have passed or are considering "stand your ground" laws already implement "stand your ground" principles in their case law. Indiana and Georgia, among other states, already had "stand your ground" case law and passed "stand your ground" statutes due to possible concerns of the case law being replaced by "duty to retreat" in later court rulings. Other states, including Washington, have "stand your ground" in their case law but have not adopted statutes; West Virginia had a long tradition of "stand your ground" in its case law before codifying it as a statute in 2008. These states did not have civil immunity for self-defense in their previous self-defense statutes.
My list of questions to you…
- Do you live in one of these states?
- What would have to happen to you for you shoot first and ask questions later?
- Do you think Zimmerman (the shooter) should be arrested?
- Would you walk in the Million Man Hoodie March?
My A's (because it's only fair)...
- Yes I do
- Well first I wouldn't walk up to them and start shiz in the first place. Someone would have to physically assault me or bust into my house before I could attempt to take someones life.
- Yes he should be arrested.
- Yes I would. Everyone deserves to have their rights protected and STAND OUR GROUND!