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Self-defense is a God-given human right

By Scott Tibbs, October 4, 2013

The scene was right out of a horror movie: a driver gets in a minor fender bender and stops. He is surrounded by a gang of thugs who are threatening him. One of them slashes his tires. He does what any normal person would do - he flees from the situation. In the process of trying to protect himself and his family, he runs over and seriously injures a biker.

It was suggested on ABC World News that the SUV driver should have waited for the police. There was a time in my lifetime when no one would dare say something like that in public, because the person saying it would be judged as either evil or insane. Someone should wait for police when he is being assaulted by a mob of thugs, rather than attempting to escape? Are there people so deranged that they actually believe this?

The bikers are lucky the victim did not have an AR-15 or similar weapon, and started firing into the crowd. The carnage could have been a lot worse than one biker who was hit by the victim's SUV as he was trying to escape the violent gang. By the way, I do not have one shred of sympathy for the injured biker, Jeremiah Mieses.

Self-defense is a God-given human right. The SUV driver (who I will not name because he is an innocent victim, unlike the gang of thugs and criminals who violently attacked him) had every right under the laws of God and man to attempt to escape. He would have had every right under the laws of God and man to kill several of them, if he had a firearm, because he had reasonable cause to believe they were a threat to his life and is family's life.

Frankly, the gang of thugs and criminals who violently attacked a family's SUV and brutally beat the driver once they chased him down do not deserve any sympathy. They should thank their lucky stars that none of them were killed, especially since it would have been justifiable homicide in self-defense.