To Whom It May Concern:
There are a number of comments to my recent entries which very much deserve responses, but have received none from me so far. This is a problem. At first, I thought it was my computer, since I've been having a bit of trouble with spyware, or something like that. I get a lot of strange popups and at times, my computer runs very slowly.
I plan to take it in for a cleanup very soon.
'Pon further research, though, I've decided that this is not the reason I can't publish responses in my comment section. Today, I attempted to make a response to MK, using my computer at the office, and it wouldn't post there, either. Hence, I've decided this problem belongs to Blogger, not to me. I have a few more tricks I'll try, but meanwhile, A is A.
My response to MK's comment on my criticism of the nation's police is as follows:
Well, MK, As I've said before, the best justice is when the intended victim saves himself by killing his attacker, in self defense. True, even though we'd all agree that it's even better when we can avoid the confrontation altogether.
I have no sympathy for a criminal, whether they (cop or citizen) shoot him with a taser or with a gun--if they've caught him in the act.
What I don't like, is the cops using tasers and/or truncheons against a guy who's just not submissive enough.
We have to remember that a cop isn't a god. He's just a guy with a job--a job most of us would rather not do. He should be paid well. That doesn't mean that, by employing a police department, we've given up our right to self defense.
We have to force politicians, judges and police to understand this.
Until I get my comments page straightened out, I'll answer comments this way. Please bear with me.
The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men Gang aft agley....