Saturday, June 28, 2008

Supreme Outrage


On Wednesday, the Supreme Court foolishly ruled that the death penalty cannot be used for child molesters. Hiding behind the goofy argument that such a fate is cruel and unusual, 5 Supreme Court Justices basically gave a wink and a nod to pedophiles.

I honestly cannot think of anyone more heinous and vile than creatures that prey on children. Not only do they deserve death, it should be in a public and humiliating manner. In other words, there should be no endless appeals using every desperate argument. In turn, it shouldn't be a quiet and peaceful death like lethal injection.

I would like anyone to argue that these animals don't deserve the ultimate punishment. Actually, Justices Anthony Kennedy, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer did argue on their behalf. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. Both Barack Obama and John McCain condemned this decision. More than likely, one of those guys will be appointing a successor to the bench. Hopefully, this issue will be a litmus test for any perspective nominee.

Crossposted

1 comment:

Bruce Godfrey said...

I am a skeptic of the death penalty in general, viewing it as another poorly administered government program. But agreed that if anyone deserved a publicly financed killing, it's the sexual assailant of a child.

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