Of all of the stupidest arguments that Progressives use over and over again is that of “if it only saves one life, it’s worth it!”. The hypocrisy is that when confronted with that absurdity with other concrete example of danger (but do not fit the Narrative Du Jour), they grimace and “that’s stupid” without realizing that they have just made your argument for you. Like Joe Biden here to the members of his Gun Grabber Task Force: “If our actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking.” (watch here). In fact, one person listed a whole bunch of things that should be banned forever if saving one life was really all that important – yet Progressives never would…
…Versus just being a talking point primarily used in a reducto absurdem way that makes them feel morally superior – but shows how intellectually weak they truly are (too much time in the echo chamber). Especially when confronted with reality; from 10TV.com (reformmatted and emphasis mine):
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus man said that he fought back when a man tried to rob him at gunpoint in west Columbus Monday night. Kelby Smith, 34, told police he was in the driveway of the home on Crescent Drive just before 9 p.m. when he was approached by a robber. Smith said that he had his 2-month-old in a car carrier and had to shield him from the robber who held a gun at Smith’s head. The suspect took Smith’s money and started to flee the scene as he pointed the gun back at Smith and his child.
That’s when Smith pulled out his own gun and fired at the robber.
The robber continued to run, but police said that a man fitting his description arrived at Mount Carmel West a short time later with a gunshot wound.
Authorities said Smith does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and they believe he was trying to defend himself.
Police are continuing to investigate, but the man at the hospital could face charges if it’s determined he is the robbery suspect.
Smith and his child were uninjured in the robbery.
So Joe, one adult took on his natural responsibility to defend himself and his child even when looking down the barrel of a robber’s gun. Criminals will always get weapons – what would have happened to Mr. Smith, who could now identify the robber, and his baby?
Two lives were saved that night, Mr. Biden – and with your actions, you would have killed the.
Well, after all, that’s how Progressives phrase it when they argue, right?