Monday, June 02, 2008

Our States' Right To Kill The Rapist

by Mike Adams - June 2nd, 2008 -

Our Founding Fathers would never have imagined the constitutionality of executing rapists to be a serious question. Indeed my own state, North Carolina, considered rape – along with murder, burglary, and arson – to be punishable by death for the better part of the 20th Century. None of this would be controversial until some time after the Court – led by Chief Justice Earl Warren – announced that it had somehow inherited a new standard for declaring statutes in violation of the Eighth Amendment’s ban on Cruel and Unusual Punishment.

That standard is now known as the “evolving standard of decency.” The case of Coker v. Georgia (1977) may well represent its most indecent application.

I agree. To rule that we have evolved to the point where a man can rape a child and is not subject to whatever penalty the State wishes to mete out, is to say that Judges are the sole arbiter of punishment in our society. Certainly they have sabotaged justice to the extent that our revolving door system has turned our nation into the most crime riddled system imaginable. Today the rule of law, the concept that people can pass laws and that the courts will assure their just enforcement, has become a joke. Judges overturn our laws based on "progressive" whim. What used to be the rule of law has become the rule of judges.


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