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A Murder of One

None1257 Wrote: May 14, 2012 12:29 PM
It just seems to me, that my fellow conseervatives are inconsistent at best. They think it is immoral to terminate a life of the unborn, but seem to have no trouble when we kill people when we go to war.
Bulldog74 Wrote: May 14, 2012 12:40 PM
I'm not a veteran myself, but I've never talked to anyone, from those of my granddad's generation who fought in World War I to those who served in the Gulf Wars, who "seem to have no trouble" with killing people. They did it because they had to, and there was no time to determine if the man they were killing was a fanatical Samurai wannabe or an unfortunate conscript who would just as soon have stayed at home.
Anominus Wrote: May 14, 2012 12:39 PM
You would have to be a conservative to be considered our "fellow," but then again, your stated "reasoning" is enough evidence to guess that your political alignment is anything but conservative.
wmou Wrote: May 14, 2012 12:37 PM
Sometimes war is necessary.
Abortions are rarely necessary and most that are performed are not.
Comparing self-defense to killing the defenseless?
Patriot155 Wrote: May 14, 2012 12:34 PM
You would compare a person who is sworn to "destroy Western Cilvilization" to a unborn child who was brought about and has no intentions of harming anyone?
rickmcq Wrote: May 14, 2012 12:34 PM
No inconsistency.

The first case is an innocent life.

The second case is a nation with which we are at war. It being impossible to identify specific individuals and their political leanings, a nation at war is treated as a monolith in order to achieve victory as quickly as possible.

Some years ago, I was sitting in a tree stand in Sampson County, North Carolina. Less than an hour after ascending into the stand, a beautiful doe stepped into my field of vision. I raised my 30/30 and set my sights just behind her right shoulder. Just as I was about to pull the trigger, I saw something moving along the outer perimeter of my field of vision. I glanced to my right and saw a young fawn grazing just 25 yards away from its mother – the doe I had nearly shot. I had to draw my weapon down for...