Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Supremely Bad Decision

The Supreme Court recently ruled in a 5-4 decision to protect child molesters and predators. The court struck down the 1995 Louisiana law that allowed the death penalty to be used against anyone who rapes a child under the age of twelve . That sounds pretty reasonable to me ,as a father of four daughters that does not seem to be far out of the mainstream thinking of any parent . The dissenting justices in this case got it right , and even those jail house convict judges have it right , child predators are the worst of the criminals .

The Supreme Court liberal bias in this case is out of touch with the reality good old fashion common sense .In one hand we allow the death penalty but in the other hand we indicate that children can not be protected .In these days when we place signs on elementary schools that say the school is gun free ,we also say that we can not administer the ultimate penalty to those who harm our children outside the school playground.
This law should have been upheld by the Supreme Court , with this ruling it effectively removes from the books a law that goes to the core in punishing child predators . The Supreme Court made a bad decision in this case to render justice . I pray that my child or anyone else will not have to suffer from this supremely bad decision .


Anonymous Rick said...

No one ever seems to point out that the vast majority of children that are abducted by child predators are never seen again.
In fact, as you know, child predators can not be "reformed." Every horrible instance where a child predator has killed his victim has come after he
has attacked other children before.
So, I will make it perfectly clear. Any one who harms a child in this way needs to be removed from the gene pool.
My not so humble opinion.

June 29, 2008 at 2:59 AM  
Anonymous VinneyLew said...

Why not just tar and feather those bastards? Sound familiar?

June 29, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Amazing, it seems the nation has gotten away from "basic" Right vs Wrong.(System is influenced by bunch of stuff -- mostly $$$.)
The fact that political influence is involved in "our" decisions is disheartening, too.
Let's pray for our Kids including Grand Kids.

June 29, 2008 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Rick said...

I wasn't sure how this was going to come down. What with the looney tunes court ruling that capital punishment was cruel and unusual when applied to people who rape children. The death penalty either is or is not, cruel and unusual, the law that is broken shouldn't matter. The idea that someone doesn't deserve the death penalty if their victim survives is crazy. What if this were a case of a serial rapist. Or what if this was someone that raped and then liked
to cover their victims in gas and set them on fire. Does the fact that the victim survives mean that they should not get the death penalty? To quote myself, some people need killing, they are just too evil to allow to live.

June 30, 2008 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Han Pritcher said...

I would agree with your blog if the decision somehow meant that child-rapists would avoid punishment. It doesn't mean that at all.
I'm all for justice. Those who commit crimes, from the low end to the high should be punished. However, I do not agree that we should end lives when the crime did not involve the killing of another. The ultimate criminal sanction should only be applied for crimes that involve the death of another, with malice aforethought, and the appropriate mens rea requirements met.
Raping a child is one of the most heinous things a human being can do to another. However scarred the child may be, that child has a chance at a life afterwords. The child may heal. With luck there will be family and friends there to do what they can. The dead don't get that opportunity. That's why I can accept the death penalty in those instances.
Until we can avoid EVER convicting the innocent I will never be terribly happy about state-induced killing, but I will accept it for murder cases. Just remember that you can release a man you've wrongly jailed. You cannot resurrect a man you've wrongly killed. The judicial system MUST be mindful of its imperfections. Executing an innocent man is as much murder as anything else.
Show me a way to always be right, and then we'll talk.

July 2, 2008 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

A couple points of contention:
I believe the Supreme Court was correct.There has not been an execution in the United States for a crime that did not also involve the death of the victim in 44 years. A ramification that you have probably not considered was if you gave the death sentence to a rapist that you have all but certain guaranteed that the abused child will not be returned alive. Might as well dispose of the witness since the punishment is equal wether the child lives or dies.

July 2, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Governor Jindal (WashingtonTimes) said...

"One thing is clear, .The five members of the court who issued the opinion do not share the same standards of decency as the people of Louisiana."

July 4, 2008 at 5:42 PM  

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