Daily Archives: 2012-01-19

Protect Innocence against Persecuting Assault

Convenience stores sometimes get robbed. That’s wrong.

But suppose lobbyists for the convenience store industry got congress to pass legislation that would authorize the stores to:

  1. Keep assault weapons under the counters;
  2. Use them at will under a “shoot first, ask questions later” policy; and
  3. Exempt them from responsibility for using deadly force if they could say, “he/she looked suspicious to me!”

That is the equivalent of what the backers of SOPA / PIPA are attempting to do.

Don’t just take my word for it. Please watch the video from Khan Academy that explains the reach and risks of these proposals.

Stop PIPA.

But don’t stop there.

(And now, back to our regularly-scheduled programming…)

 

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