Not a Justice System - Just a System

Posted Friday, March 11, 2011, at 11:30 AM
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  • Do these hidious liberals in charge of everything judicial have names? How are we to know what their political leaning is? Take your word for it?

    -- Posted by president obama on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 12:21 PM
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    @bigdawg Obviously they don't have jesus deep inside them to feel mercy.

    -- Posted by Damu on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 12:46 PM
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    Your story does remind me of a devout Conservative and Christian man, Sam.

    He used to be the governor of Arkansas and is seriously considering a run for the presidency. He is also a Baptist minister. His name is Mike Huckabee.

    While he was governor of Arkansas he granted clemency to a man by the name of Maurice Clemmons. At the time he was serving a prison sentence of 107 years. Huckabee reduced that to 47 years which immediately made him eligible for parole, which he was. He traveled to Washington where he killed four police officers.

    That's what happens when you only tell one side of the story in order to spew your brand of hate and ugliness at liberals (which according to you only liberals actually do, which through that logic must make you a liberal) you leave the door wide open for people to give you examples of your Conservative brethren doing the exact thing in which you are trying to pigeon hole liberals for doing. How are you going to spin this one?

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 1:38 PM
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    Pretty rich, Mr. Pot talking about spin.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 1:54 PM
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    Our justice system, being devised by and run by ordinary men, is no more perfect than we are.

    It would be nice if justice were always perfect and perfectly carried out. It would be nice, too, if we were all perfect.

    The great thing is God's justice is perfect! In the end He decides our fate for eternity, not just this lifetime.

    Have a great weekend all!

    -- Posted by Boomer62 on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 11:08 PM
  • huckabe is obviously a liberal

    hey transplant, do you have anything to bring to the table here or are you just into slamming Mike. I would suggest you e mail him to mock him instead of wasting our time with your digs.

    -- Posted by president obama on Fri, Mar 11, 2011, at 11:21 PM
  • hey chester if you dont like seeing mikey slammed maybe you should be releast on the same day looking foward to it.

    -- Posted by wrstdayevr on Sat, Mar 12, 2011, at 1:13 AM
  • Where's Dexter when we need him?

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Sat, Mar 12, 2011, at 2:32 AM
  • huked on foniks werked for him.

    I realize my typing skills and spelling is suspect at best but WOW. He must be an english as a second language student.

    -- Posted by president obama on Sat, Mar 12, 2011, at 9:08 AM
  • Sorry Sam,

    I'm going to have to disagree, at least in part, on this one. That one (or more, and there are more) innocent? They matter, greatly.

    If convicted, sentence those responsible to life in prison without possibility of parole and leave true justice to the Lawgiver. Only He can judge aright. We can punish and must protect, absolutely, but we must stop short of killing, leaving room for God's vengeance. It is His to repay. And it is in Him that the families affected will find the only comfort possible, when they trust true justice to Him.

    -- Posted by newdawn on Sat, Mar 12, 2011, at 10:06 AM
  • bigdawg: Who were you addressing with the hooked on phonics, may I ask?

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Sun, Mar 13, 2011, at 12:49 AM
  • not you

    -- Posted by president obama on Sun, Mar 13, 2011, at 11:10 AM
  • Thank you bigdawg, paranoia was starting to set in.

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Sun, Mar 13, 2011, at 2:20 PM
  • I think we as humans, are always looking for good in people. We have all cheered when a convicted criminal seems to have found redemption, only to feel the heart ache when they let us down and end up back in prison. Some times it's a family member. Politicians seem especially prone to this. More times often than not, we are deceived by the criminal mind, who's very purpose is to deceive. however, when we excuse criminal behavior, usually in the name of social justice, we release an evil into our society that only grows bolder with each excuse until our laws are meaningless. We seem to be about there.

    I am sorry Sam, but I don't share your views on capital punishment, I believe time is the best payment on doing wrong.

    -- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sun, Mar 13, 2011, at 2:21 PM
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    Listen and enjoy as a liberal tries to explain the Liberal view of Crime and Punishment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6j_BAHaL1M&feature=player_embedded

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 12:51 AM
  • thats awsome sam, I love cartoons.

    -- Posted by president obama on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 2:23 AM
  • sounds like you favor middle east justice. Thats odd.

    -- Posted by president obama on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 3:16 AM
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    "sounds like you favor middle east justice. Thats odd."

    Why would that be odd?

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 1:39 PM
  • If I had a friend or family member wrongly convicted and sentenced to the death sentence, I would hope they had a chance to appeal before someone took them to the back of the courthouse and shot them. I have nothing against the death penalty but such "swift justice" would eventually lead to a miscarriage of justice when the wrong person is executed without due process. If we can allow appeals for laws written by bureaucrats, then we should definitely allow the same appeals when a life is immediately at stake.

    If it was my decision to make today, I could make a decision to sentence a person to the death penalty with a clear conscience, depending on the circumstances of the crime, of course. However, without those safeguards, I would never make that same decision because I would knowingly be violating the constitutional right to due process and there may eventually be new evidence that could clear this person (which does happen with DNA, lying witnesses being exposed, etc.). I know it takes forever for the appeals process to play out and it's not a perfect system but it's better than any other alternative that I've ever seen.

    -- Posted by McCook1 on Mon, Mar 14, 2011, at 1:56 PM
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    What an interesting post Sam. You know, if we stopped the drug war we would have all kinds of prison space. Not to mention the amount of money we would be saving. Perhaps, at that point people who have actually committed crimes against others could be locked up, among others of the same type.

    -- Posted by Damu on Fri, Mar 18, 2011, at 9:10 PM
  • Drug related crime would instantly stop if we legalize drugs? Wow, does this mean the local crack-heads would stop stealing and vandalizing simply with the legalizing of drugs. What a world, no drug related crimes all because we legalized drugs. Or is this a drug induced dream?

    -- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 12:17 AM
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    CPB,

    No, if we legalized illicit drugs it would eliminate all drug related crime. After all, After the prohibition ended organized crime became a thing of the past, right?

    -- Posted by Sir Didymus on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 1:39 PM
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    Actually yes, I don't really see gangsters shooting up other gangsters over routes to distribute booze do you?

    @CPB Yes, prohibition creates artificially inflated markets. It also leads to less help available for people addicted. I don't believe you would see it stop completely, but you would see rates crash faster than the DOW has been. I don't expect you to understand what with the daily jesus injection you take.

    -- Posted by Damu on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 2:23 PM
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    "Actually yes, I don't really see gangsters shooting up other gangsters over routes to distribute booze do you?"

    I still see lots of alcohol related crime. I think you are wrong to try to use one specific example to generalize to the whole.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 4:31 PM
  • @Damu, proof?

    -- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 6:31 PM
  • Damu,

    Yes, it is through my "daily Jesus injection" that I am able to see the destruction that drug use and bring. It is through my "daily Jesus injection" that I see how the drug user will put his/her desire for intoxication over the needs of his/her family, neighbors, friends, and all who are in need. It is through my "daily Jesus injection" that I see the neglect that the drug users desire on intoxication brings on all those around them. Children without adequate clothing, without adequate nutrition, without support in their education, without love, without...

    It is also through my "daily Jesus injection, that I am able to use my resources to help those in need. I have acquaintances who have an addiction problems who end up short at the end of the week, and rather than deal with their addictions, ask for help with their kids. Sometime I help with their personal needs, other times, their emotional needs.

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    So I am grateful for my "daily Jesus injection", it gives me encouragement and inspiration to help those affected by addictions.

    -- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Mar 19, 2011, at 7:44 PM
  • Damu has a valid point.

    Most inner city gang violence, turf wars, drop-out rates, single parent homes, and over inflated prison systems can be directly related to the demand for illicit drugs and the value therein. If an "illegal" drug were worth less money because it was overly abundant, controlled, and legal, would you not see less of a demand for the "black market illicit drugs" that attract so many by their value?

    Is it not up to you and I to decide if we want to smoke a cigarette, have an alcoholic beverage, look at pornography, play an electronic game, or engage in life threatening activities in general? So why should it not be up to other individuals to make the same decisions regardless of what that choice may be. Somewhere, sometime, someone else decided what addictive drugs and activities should be deemed legal. Sounds like someone else pushing their morality onto another, though that is the American way.

    I do agree that once a person begins to affect others with their choice society must have a set of standards on when to step in.

    -- Posted by cplcac on Sun, Mar 27, 2011, at 4:05 AM
  • I disagree, most drug related crimes occur not before the purchase, but after the consumption.

    -- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sun, Mar 27, 2011, at 11:13 AM
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    CPB - unless the crime is theft to pay for the drugs.

    Damu - were you aware that "legal" cigarettes are now being sold on the black market to circumvent confiscatory taxation? The mob has been doing this for years, but now some of the newer cartels are getting involved. Anything to make money, I guess. Human trafficking, drugs, alcohol, prostitution, cigarettes.

    I don't personally believe in the death penalty, however I'm curious to how liberals can be anti-death penalty yet pro-abortion.

    Damu - care to shed some light on that?

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 10:59 AM
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