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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Supremes: Raping Child's Okay

Many liberals have a tendency to brand conservatives who believe in States' Rights as racists. This is a perfect example of why we feel so strongly about States' Rights. The Supremes get thousands of cases per year from which to chose which ones they will decide. This is a situation where this was only one state, but there is the issue of the death penalty so they get to put their greedy and arrogant noses into the State of Louisiana.

The case: A man rapes his eight - 8 - year old step-daughter. He goes to trial. He has a lawyer. They have the trial. The people decided he was guilty. The jury decided he deserved the death penalty for this case. (Did you know the poor child was cut so badly she bleeding, and I don't even know all the facts but this really disturbs me.) He has his appeals. For 10 years this goes on and on. This child is now a young woman. What will happen to her? Does she have to live with the fear of his release from prison on parole?

Not according to Governor Jindal. Finally a MAN who has the cajones to stand up to the supremes! It's about damn time, I can tell ya that.
I am outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision. It is an affront to the people of Louisiana and the jury’s unanimous decision in this case. “The opinion reflects a clear abuse of judicial authority, trampling the constitutional authority of states to act through the legislative process. The Court found, ‘there is a distinction between intentional first degree murder on the one hand and nonhomicide crimes against individual persons, even including child rape, on the other. The latter crimes may be devastating in their harm, as here, but in terms of moral depravity and of the injury to the person and to the public, they cannot be compared to murder in their severity and irrevocability.’

“The Supreme Court is dead wrong. “It is fundamentally improper for the Supreme Court to base an important decision like this on its ‘independent judgment’ about a perceived ‘national consensus against capital punishment for the crime of child rape.’ The opinion reads more like an out-of-control legislative debate than a constitutional analysis.

“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. One Justice said that ‘the death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child.’ That is incredibly absurd. The most repugnant crimes deserve the harshest penalties, and nothing is more repugnant than the brutal rape of an eight-year-old child. “We will evaluate ways to amend our statute to maintain death as a penalty for this horrific crime.”
Source: Gov. Jindal's Newsroom.

You tell 'em, Gov. We'll back you on this one. I am totally disgusted. I want the death penalty for each child molester. I don't care. We need to crack to on perverts and animals who prey on our young and helpless. You who want to rehabilitate these monsters, go to hell. It cannot be done, and I am not about to wait around while they kill, maim, and rape many more before you get it through your thick skulls that these animals need to die. It is the most compassionate thing to do for the victim - remember them? - and the perpetrator. Good night.

Update: Each of these posts that I've trackbacked to has more on this subject, and they have all done a very good job of covering this issue. I recommend them highly if you want to really understand what has occurred here. Also, Obama has even condemned this opinion. Don't get your hopes up, though. He is only going to nominate justices that would the same exact way.

Update II: Another amazing move by Governor Jindal. As I have just learned, Governor Jindal signs chemical castration bill into law.
They get a choice: physical or chemical. Oh, and they don't just get castrated and leave - they still have to serve out their sentence.

SB 144 by Senators Nick Gautreaux, Amedee, Dorsey, Duplessis and Mount provides that on a first conviction of aggravated rape, forcible rape, second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of 13, or an aggravated crime against nature, the court may sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration. On a second conviction of the above listed crimes, the court is required to sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration.

Gov. Jindal made it absolutely clear that signing this bill today was about more than just sending a no-tolerance message across his state: "I want to send the message loud and clear – to the Supreme Court of the United States and beyond – make no mistake about it, if anyone wants to molest children and commit sexual assaults on kids they should not do so here in Louisiana. Here, we will do everything in our power to protect our children and we will not rest until justice is won and we have fully punished those who harm them."
Take that, supremes and mainical perverts! Stand tall, Bobby, stand tall.

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU.

Posts I've trackposted to at Linkfest and other sites: Stop the ACLU: Louisiana Governor Jindal Vows to Amend State Law to Maintain Death as a Penalty for Child Rape, Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: Liberal Supreme Court Justices Side With Child Rapists (UPDATED), Sister Toldjah: Discussion: Kennedy v. Louisiana (UPDATE: OBAMA DISAGREES WITH DECISION, UPDATE 2: JINDAL REAX), American Daughter - FrontPage: Reactions To SCOTUS Decision On Child Rape, Stop the ACLU: Hey Supreme Court, Since You Think Death Isn’t Proportional Punishment for Rape, How About Castration? Digg! Digg!

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