I hear from many sheep that violence is not an answer, and I partially agree. My prepper precept for today is that violence is not ALWAYS the answer.
I won’t kill over “stuff” because I believe that material items like a TV is not worth a human life.
However, if a person tries to steal property that impacts on my life safety – food, weapons, etc – then I feel that I am justified in using force to protect what protects me. If someone is trying to kill me or my innocent loved ones, then it I feel I have a moral imperative to stop them.
These precepts are my creed, and having prepper precepts guides me when I face tough choices. A wise man once told me that when facing a moral problem, the right choice is usually the action you don’t want to take.
I am not a pollyanna person that is wishy washy or blindly follows rules, heck I have a little rebellious streak and love to know the WHY of rules, but I do respect and understand the need for law and know how vital it is for a society to have a moral code.
By knowing what I believe in you can know how I will act. This is very important in times of stress. If you don’t want to read these precepts one by one, the completed list can be found here: Completed 27 Prepper Precepts.