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Re: NFC: Eagle Parts was RE: Auctions OT ?
"Boo" illustrates precisely why I cannot understand the leftist mentality.
If one advocates the freedom to, say, pick up natural refuse (bird feathers)
for one's personal use, then that must be the same as saying that it's okay
to shoot raptors? This moral equivalence just don't hang with me!
I think it's acceptable to arrest people who shoot protected species and
fine the socks off 'em. Throw 'em in jail for a day or so, if you must.
Fine. Do that. But don't then go ten miles further than necessary in your
zeal to achieve your aims, and begin punishing people who innocently pick up
a feather, for crying out loud.
Maybe the problem with the left is that they don't understand when they have
passed the bounds of propriety and entered the zone of the absurd (the
>From: Fully Prepared <departmentus at yahoo_com>
>Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
>To: nfc at actwin_com
>Subject: Re: NFC: Eagle Parts was RE: Auctions OT ?
>Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 12:09:31 -0700 (PDT)
>--- Chris Hedemark <chris at yonderway_com> wrote:
> > > What is the lesser
> > > evil, that you cannot put feathers on your mirror
> > or
> > > that there is more room ("freedom"?) for someone
> > to
> > > pick off raptors?
> > By the same logic, should I not be allowed to own a
> > knife because I might
> > use it to kill someone?
>Under certain circumstances, yes. How often do you
>bring a buck knife on to airplanes or in to courts?
>You can shoot ducks in season with a license and cover
>yourself in their feathers. But there are always more
>ducks than raptors; they also reproduce faster.
>Freedom is also the benefit from someone else, even
>very few, not doing something stupid. That is an ugly
>Boo Radley, of the Saraland Alabama Radleys
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