Examples are numerous that show in many instances that retreating, running, or defending, are more dangerous than attacking back.
Mother nature will show you to stand your ground. Think you can outrun a bear of a mountain lion? Stand and face them and you have a better chance.
The political implication is that liberal progressives do not want people to go around standing up for their rights and stand their ground on religion and abortion or even questioning them on taxes!
Do you mean the fact that Holder and the NAACP are pushing for reversal of " Stand Your Ground" laws,
even though it was never part of the Zimmerman legal defense ?
EXACTLY SO !!
The Virginia legislature considered passing a stand your ground law recently. I think it passed the house. But then the legislators realized that stand your ground exists in common law and that a legislative enactment would screw up the common law so it was dropped.
The right to defend yourself is as old as mankind.
I do not believe that many people on the other side are there out of sincere good will - primarily because of this point. The woman this week who was attacked with a knife at a gas station and shot her attacker may have shot him more than once, possibly after he was down. Considering that he attacked her, and she only had a .22, I don't blame her for the lack of detached reflection. I would not vote to convict even if a medical examiner could tell that he was unable to continue the attack at the time that the fatal shot was fired. It's unreasonable to demand the precision of a detached professional, when a thug initiated violence and her life is on the line.
Survival of the Fittest!