[Someone suggests a rule/law to try and drive down the number of men doing murder/suicides on estranged wives. This is one response.]
The 90 day rule proposed rests on at least two flawed assumptions:
murder/suicide is a bad thing and
that anyone (in this case the courts) can interfere with a man’s private affairs for any reason.
Before I proceed with my points, I acknowledge of such the intent of such a rule is to reduce human suffering. Laudable but ineffectual. Trading murder/suicide for a two-step process to drive a man to suicide only helps the woman. Also, imposing such a rule implies that some men should follow it because it is a rule. Nobody — no cop, no judge, no president — should be afforded any legitimacy in interfering with a man’s family affairs. Conceding that to any degree is tantamount to self-imposed slavery.
At this point, loving fathers and devoted husbands are suited up and in the starting lineup of Team Vagina. In essence, a murder/suicide is a BOGO for our side. Why would we want to stop it?
CooterBee, The Spearhead 33 Comments
[11/4/2012 4:45:50 AM]
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