Re: What Pisses You Off?
Well put, Tracy. Rational Americans understand that we can’t stake a claim to the moral high ground by pissing on it. It’s what has always distinguished US from THEM. Righteous anger is not only understandable, it’s justified. But when we let that anger take control of our emotions and respond in kind, we narrow that distinction considerably. It’s something with which the nation’s chest-thumping moral absolutists and “eye-for-an-eye” proponents need to come to grips.
Originally Posted by Tracy
These two murdered four people and injured over two hundred others—maiming several of them for life. And this doesn’t include the multiple millions in property damage. As such, I’ve not lost a second’s worth of sleep over the death of the older brother, nor am I able to self-generate as much as an ounce of sympathy for the 19-year-old scumbag who survived.
But we need to adhere to the mandates of the Constitution that everyone claims to love, respect, and understand. Unless he pleads guilty—and some reliable indications point to his already having confessed—we need to prosecute him to the fullest extent that both federal and state laws permit and apply the maximum penalty upon adjudication of guilt.
Drinking under a different name is not the same thing as joining Alcoholics Anonymous.