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Monday, July 23, 2012

The Enabling of Evil

Colorado shooting suspect   (Image via Fox News)

Enough already!

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“But society needs to be affirmed with a certainty that it has the clear sense of evil and good to try, convict, and punish the killer. Hanging Saddam or Eichmann, for all the controversies over their trials, at least offered some finality: they were evil and now are no more—and now we don’t worry whether Saddam was unloved, or the circumstances of Eichmann’s childhood. In other words, I don’t care a whit whether the Aurora killer was a loner. I don’t care if he was unhappy or if he was on medication. Millions share such pathologies without killing a mouse. I don’t even know whether giving him swift justice will deter the next mass shooter. Yes, give the suspect expert legal counsel; call in all the psychiatrists imaginable; sequester the jury; ensure the judge is a pillar of jurisprudence; but if he is found guilty, I would prefer the gallows and quickly so, to remind us that we live in a civilization that prefers to remember the victims and to remember nothing at all of their killer.” [emphasis added]
— Victor Davis Hanson, July 22, 2012 (

We must put a stop to the Left's interminable pursuit of diminishing returns. I continue to support the fundamental concept of a civilized society's justice system: it is better to acquit ten guilty men than to convict one innocent. I would even consider a hundred to one. But not a thousand. And certainly not a million, billion or trillion. Beyond reasonable, not unreasonable, doubt.

According to the Left's intelligentsia, a cockroach is a person, too. I say that that is an insult to intelligence. A cockroach is not a member of society; it is a menace to society. Eradicating smallpox was a triumph of human endeavor. Out of the gene pool, motherf*cker!

The relativism spawned by political correctness, beloved of the Left, is, in and of itself, a self-perpetuating evil — it serves to finesse reasonable justice. It has, in effect, diminished justice to insignificance.

I don't give a damn about a maniac's harsh toilet-training. Give him a fair trial, with all the polite-society trimmings. If he looks like a freak and murders like a freak, he is a freak. Hang the son-of-a-bitch and move on to the next case. Enough already.

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