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Joshua Terry

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  • Joshua Terry replied to a comment by Jfreed

    How Do We Protect Our Trayvon Martins? via magazine.good.is

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    Jfreed9 months ago

    I propose new legislation: anyone shooting an unarmed person does time. Period. Mandatory minimum sentencing. No matter what the perp "thought".

    Cops that do that are off the force.

    And their would be the possibility of further criminal proceedings in addition...

    Joshua Terry9 months ago

    Jfreed - "I propose new legislation: anyone shooting an unarmed person does time. Period. Mandatory minimum sentencing. No matter what the perp "thought".

    Really? So you shoot an unarmed rapist in the act of violating your wife... or your child? This is too much of a general and naive statement. There is a feeling of helplessness to being attacked that no one should have to feel. It's not a duel, there is no requirement for equal terms. What you are advocating is a case of might makes right.

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  • Joshua Terry replied to a comment by Jfreed

    How Do We Protect Our Trayvon Martins? via magazine.good.is

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    Jfreed9 months ago

    I propose new legislation: anyone shooting an unarmed person does time. Period. Mandatory minimum sentencing. No matter what the perp "thought".

    Cops that do that are off the force.

    And their would be the possibility of further criminal proceedings in addition...

    Joshua Terry9 months ago

    Jfreed - "I propose new legislation: anyone shooting an unarmed person does time. Period. Mandatory minimum sentencing. No matter what the perp "thought".

    Really? So you shoot an unarmed rapist in the act of violating your wife... or your child? This is too much of a general and naive statement. There is a feeling of helplessness to being attacked that no one should have to feel. It's not a duel, there is no requirement for equal terms. What you are advocating is a case of might makes right.

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  • Joshua Terry replied to a comment by Linda Harrington

    How Do We Protect Our Trayvon Martins? via magazine.good.is

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    Linda Harrington9 months ago

    It seems a lot of people have lost sight of the fact Trayvon was walking down the street minding his own business. Zimmerman did not have the right to stalk or question him. It is a reasonable assumption to think Zimmerman was a pervert or predator. I only wish Stacy DuGard, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and countless other abused children had the strength to beat the hell out of their attackers like Trayvon. Let's keep it real, Trayvon was a victim. Zimmerman was a perp that got his ass kicked.
    btw Sasha, my heart bleeds for innocent children killed anywhere, but you can't compare the government with one lone lunatic.

    Joshua Terry9 months ago

    Actually anyone has the right to question you whether you are "minding your own business" or not. Just as you have the right not to answer them. There is nothing against the law there. The only thing ZImmerman did NOT have the right to do was detain Mr. Martin. However if someone does detain you illegally that will still not justify the use of force unless they are holding you.

    If Zimmerman tried to detain Trayvon and he reacted by keeping his calm until the police arrived, Mr. Martin would find that he had an excellent case for illegal detainment. The law and police would have been on his side.

    Not liking a thing (being questioned) does not make it illegal.

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    Election Day Is a Perfect Time to Think About Our Interdependence  via magazine.good.is

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    Joshua Terryover 1 year ago

    I have long been of the belief that American citizens should not have the automatic "Right" to vote. Before your ire bubbles up at this statement, hear me out! I believe that all Americans regardless of even age should be allowed to meet a single requirement in order to obtain their voting "Right" for an election. What requirement? A short test, covering the position itself and the stance of the candidates who are running.

    Seem drastic? Perhaps, but elections today are run more like popularity contests. The average voter knows more about this seasons American Idol contestants than any of the people running for office. I have long held that the "Right" to vote is not a right at all but instead, a responsibility and a privilege. People have the individual right to be uniformed, but when that right affects a larger group it actually infringes on freedom rather than supporting it.

    Consider the following scenario for a moment. You, your spouse, and 4 children are hungry. To maintain fairness meals are voted on. As parents you represent the informed minority, your children represent the uninformed majority. Why don't we do things this way? Because every meal would be McDonalds! Why? Because the majority is uninformed and thus incapable of making informed decisions.

    I believe the statement "Majority Rule" should be revised to "Informed Majority Rule". I would rather count the vote of a 15 year old who understands the issues on which he is voting, than the average person that pulls a handle simply to fit a designated label (Democrat or Republican). Americans should have the right to remain uninformed, but that privilege should come at the cost losing the right to lead.

    Just my two cents, but I'm open to opposing views if you have them.

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