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should attempted murder be a crime?

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Meistro Posted: Tue, Apr 23 2013 9:45 AM

I think so but I seem to recall some big shot libertarian arguing no.  What are your thoughts? 


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gotlucky replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 9:52 AM

I don't think any bigshot libertarians argued that attempted murder isn't a crime. They might have said that it is a composite of other crimes, but I don't think any have argued that it should be a noncrime in the same way that blackmail should be a noncrime.

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Marko replied on Tue, Apr 23 2013 8:51 PM

By crime you mean punishable offense?

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No act is instrinsically a crime (in the secular world).  Someone could try to kill you and you could just shrug like who cares.  But if you want to live, you can't just wait around until he eventually succeeds.

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