Agreed. And the OP goes directly to this point. Is it not in fact valuing, respecting, honoring, and preserving human life when we condone an armed security force that is willing to protect innocent life by using force?
I'm much less concerned about the label or the "ism" than I am with seeking Our Lord's will to unconditionally value, respect, honor, and preserve all human life in all of its forms. Gebre, I'm much more sympathetic to your view knowing this. Previously I had thought that you were a strict pacifist.
Well, the words in bold are very important. See, I don't believe anyone has the authority to decide who should live and who should die. That is God's authority, not ours. Therefore I believe in unconditionally valuing all human life- even the life of the murderer or oppressor. By trying to protect innocent life through nonviolent force (i.e. not killing and not deliberately causing bodily, psychological, or spiritual injury; and ideally, literally turning the other cheek when we alone are attacked), we demonstrate that we value all human life equally. But once we decide that one life is more worthy of preserving than another, then we make the fundamental moral error that lies at the root of evils such as murder, war, abortion, euthanasia, etc. I believe it is a dangerous thing to presumptuously decide that the lives of some human beings are no longer worth preserving.