The Evolving Monkey

  1. Why it’s true “People kill people, not guns” but guns are still dangerous

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    • First Reason
      • Guns have a mystic.
      • This mystic is born from movies and TV based on old western fantasies, modern day crime fantasies, and very naive war fantasies.
      • It’s a fantasy many people very much want to believe, and often seek to prove, both to themselves and others.
      • The belief that caring a gun will make you strong is wrong.
      • It might give you a false sense that you can bully others and get away with it.
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  2. Why the American jury system does not work

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    We have too many biases

    • Juries can see the defendant and make judgments based on factors not important to the case
    • Not all defendants present themselves well and are judge negatively
    • Some defendants present themselves very well and are judged positively

    Juries of private citizens do not know what they are doing

    • Juries are asked to make judgments on law they have little understanding of
    • Juries are not trained to ask the correct questions concerning how the lawyers conduct their cases (i.e. did the lawyers ask leading questions, important questions, questions that mattered to the case, etc.)
    • Juries make too many judgments based on gut feelings.
    Bored Jurors
    Bored Jurors
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  3. Why you have duties to others

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    First reason

    • No on has absolute ownership of anything
    • Others have as much right to what you have as you do
    • Cooperation is necessary to resolve issues of who controls what

    Second reason

    • You live in a society of other humans and beings
    • They have rights just as you do
    • You must respect those rights willingly or be forced to do so
    a green mother earth with tree
    Mother Earth
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