Sunday, July 06, 2014

"Proportional response"

The rather dangerous concept of "proportional response" keeps raising its ugly head.

"Proportional response" is nonsense. Once someone has aggressed or stolen, the burden is on them for "starting it", not on you to make sure you only defend yourself or your property "just enough".

Does that mean I would shoot a kid for cutting across the corner of my yard? No. I haven't done it, and kids cut across my corner lot every single day- and have even damaged stuff.

Instead of being so worried that a response might be unproportional, pay more attention to not doing anything which will cause a response in the first place. As I have seen expressed so "eloquently": Don't start nothin', won't be nothin'. But if you do start it, don't whine when it doesn't go how you have visualized it going.