Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'm still mad!

I'm still mad about that Roper decision. How could something that was deemed constitutional only 15 years ago now be unconstitutional? The Constitution hasn't changed. The only answer is that five mischevious and unelected people foisted their own purely personal beliefs as a matter of national policy outside of the elected branches of government.

Justice Scalia rightly noted that the majority didn't even address whether such punishment was consider cruel and unusual at the time the Eighth Amendment was adopted. But why consider that? The Founders are just a bunch of dead white men anyway.

For everyone who cheers this decision today, just remember that five unelected people could make national policy that you won't like tomorrow.

8 comments:

Carmen said...

For everyone who cheers this decision today, just remember that five unelected people could make national policy that you won't like tomorrow.That's the nature of the Supreme Court. Take it up with Marbury v. Madison. No fear, though, the farther the pendulum pulls us in one direction, the farther it swings back in the next cycle. I consider this a direct result of 13 states voting to ban gay marriage last year.

As for Roper, I actually don't understand why Libertarians are in favor of capital punishment anyway. The government using OUR dollars for some pansy-ass drugs to kill someone else's persecutor? Wouldn't you rather just throw the stones yourself?

Boatswain's Mate said...

My comments, as you know, Carmen, wasn't directed to the rightness or wrongness of executing juvenile murderers. But it is the job of the elected branches of government to make that decision, not the unelected, unaccountable branch.

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Sorry for all the delected comments. It was the same one over and over.

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