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  •  These two things are NOT (1+ / 0-)
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    mutually exclusive.

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 07:33:32 AM PST

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    •  No, but all the attention has been on SYG. (0+ / 0-)

      The article should not have presented it as an either-or, but with all the media uproar focused on the SYG laws, the horrible mandatory sentencing laws are being trivialized.

      The same people who passed SYG also passed 10-20-life.  The lesson seems to be, if you fire a gun, shoot to kill.  Which is certainly not what a civilized society should be saying.

      I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

      by tle on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 08:02:44 AM PST

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      •  The media does that for reasons (0+ / 0-)

        unrelated to this:

        the problem lies with Florida’s mandatory minimum sentencing requirements, not with the state’s self-defense laws.
        These are both problems. But it's just as wrong to present them as an "either/or" construct, particularly when "mandatory sentencing" is not the only "other thing" being trivialized here.

        This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

        by lunachickie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 08:19:00 AM PST

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