(This was written in June 2008 when the Supreme Court ruled that a Louisiana law that permitted the death penalty for child rapists violated the 8th Amendment protections against cruel & unusual punishment.)
One thing I can say about the ACLU, and other ultra left-wingers, is that they know how to count to five. And they know how important it is to count to five. You see, long ago they figured out that they could never get the American people to sign on to their perverted agenda. It could never happen. So what do these rats do? They count to five. They circumvent the legislative process and get five Supreme Court Justices to sign off on their twisted agenda, and presto, the ACLU gets what they want by going through the back door.
Of course, I am referring to today's decision by the Supreme Court which by a 5-4 decision decided that a Louisiana law which permitted the death penalty for those convicted of raping children violated the 8th amendment. Thus, that law is struck down, and no other state can institute the death penalty for child rapists.
Let's start by looking at the entire text of the 8th Amendment:
"Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted".
That is the whole fu*king thing. The founding fathers did not mess around, they got right to the point.
Not let's examine the facts of the case:
The facts are graphic and awful. Kennedy was charged with the aggravated rape of L.H., his then-8-year-old stepdaughter. When police found L.H. some two hours after the attack, she was bleeding profusely from the vaginal area. She was transported to the hospital, where she was discovered to have a laceration to the left wall of the vagina that “separated her cervix from the back of her vagina, causing her rectum to protrude into the vaginal structure. Her entire perineum was torn from the posterior fourchette to the anus. The injuries required emergency surgery.” Shortly after he committed the rape, Kennedy called a colleague to ask “how to get blood out of a white carpet because his daughter had ‘just become a lady.’- From the court record
Using you head and common sense, if the people of Louisiana want to put animals like this into potter's field, does it strike you as cruel and unusual? Is it beyond the pale?
Now, if they made shoplifting or co-ed softball a capital offense, I would say that would be cruel and unusual, and the Supreme Court should step in and strike it down.
But child rapists? They could never be executed? Never? These are animals that prey upon the weakest and most defenseless among us; we can't use the strongest weapon in the criminal justice arsenal to combat the lowest of the low?
Justice Alito wrote the dissent, saying, "The harm that is caused to the victims and to society at large by the worst child rapist is grave." He was supported by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.
Alito also wrote that the majority ruled against the death penalty "no matter how young the child, no matter how many times the child is raped, no matter how many children the perpetrator rapes, no matter how sadistic the crime, no matter how much physical or psychological trauma is inflicted and no matter how heinous the perpetrator's criminal record may be."
I want to be clear, if the Supreme Court ruled that the Louisiana law was constitutional it would not mean that every state must have a law on the books that says anyone who rapes a child is eligible for execution; it would just mean that the people of Louisiana are perfectly within their rights to send these people to hell.
That's the thing with the ACLU-types, they are uncomfortable with democracy, they want to decide what's best for you, me, Louisiana, & everybody. Your thoughts, actions and votes are irrelevant.
Now, let me explain the difference between my views of this case and a typical ACLU member:
I am a (surprise) supporter of the death penalty. As long as the appropriate safeguards are in place such as a right to an attorney, a right to confront your accusers, a bifurcated trial regarding guilt and sentencing, right to an appeal, etc. I see no reason why a state cannot have a death penalty on the books. However, just because I support the death penalty, I don't go around demanding that states that don't have the death penalty must conform to my views.
The ACLU, they could give a fu*k that the will of the people of Louisiana is to send these twisted bastdards to the death chamber. If they could (and believe me they are trying like hell)the ACLU would overturn every death penalty law faster than you can say "Mumia Abu-.
And that's where the counting to five comes in. All it takes is five Supreme Court Justices who want to impose their views on the rest of us, and you end up with this tragic decision.
The decision was written by Justice Kennedy who was appointed by President Reagan. Trust me, Reagan had no idea that Kennedy would turn out to be a friend to those who prey upon the weakest and most vulnerable members of soceity.
That being the case, shouldn't Reagan have known that a Supreme Court Justice named Kennedy was bound to pour sugar in the gas tank of this Nation?
Finally, we are already seeing the ramifications of this horrible decision.
R Kelly has decided to move to New Orleans.