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Saturday, November 19, 2011

What if?

Most people I know would say that if a person breaks into your home in the middle of the night, you would have the right to defend your home. I know I sure think you have the right to defend your home.

Now, what if the person breaking into your home is wearing a blue (or black) costume and has a badge?


  1. You have every moral right in the world to treat all home invaders equally, regardless of what attire they have chosen to wear.

    Sometimes it's "legal", sometimes not.

    "Legal" has nothing whatsoever to do with "right".

    It boils down to a choice, I think. Taking on blue or black costumed state-sponsored terrorists means taking on a gang with overwhelming firepower, who will not relent until you submit or die.

    Taking on an "honest" home invader means being killed, rendering him combat ineffective, or letting him run away.

    A person always has a right to self defense. Always.


  2. Absolutely agree AP. This question was posed to a guy the other night by David Giessel, and the guy brought up "well if it's "legal". What does legal have to do with it?
    It does take some serious thinking though,the badges aren't going to want anyone to walk away from that scenario alive.
    Thanks for commenting!