I just find it very sad and terrible that politicians are trying to politicize a horrible event. It's just immoral and wrong to do that. Democrats, if you want to get republicans off the radio and get rid of the 1st amendment then do it without using a tragedy. It's just pathetic.
yeah I don't like how they are using this event to push a political agenda and im not republican or democrat.
Originally Posted by avrpatsfan
cloud reason? by using a title? I just dont want to give anyone an excuse to give me an infraction. thats all. I think what he said and what I believe are reasonable. again though he isn't some guy just coming off the streets and giving his view. he is a victim in all of this and so like it or not, his opinion does matter.
Originally Posted by philab
You really don't see the hypocrisy in all this, do you?
Originally Posted by D Roses Bulls
Ordinarily in the wake of a tragedy like this, liberties are at risk because passions overtake reason. Victims of the tragedy are trotted out to testify about the horror, and we're all exasperated. In the midst of that exasperation, we do stupid things like restrict freedoms.
Now you're trying to trot out a victim of the tragedy who just so happens to DECRY further restrictions on freedom. And okay. What you seem to be missing, however, is that this is the exact same modus operandi. It's using passions to justify something. That that something might be a greater good, whether subjectively or even objectively, is IRRELEVANT.
We need to employ reason in making decisions. Passion, by definition, counteracts reason. Trotting out this victim serves only to elicit passions, to counteract reason. If he were otherwise qualified as an expert or someone with specialized knowledge on restrictions of freedom, his opinion might be worth hearing. Absent such a showing, this guy's opinion serves as nothing but an unjustifiable danger to the rational thought process.