January 22, 2014

Blogging made easy

Given:  you are an illegal alien inside the state of Texas.  Upon your arrest for robbery, you pull out a concealed pistol while in the back of a police car and shoot your arresting officer 3 times in the back of the head.  That officer, 24, dies, naturally.   As a result, you are placed on death row and scheduled for execution.  Today.  Twenty years later.

The Mexican government, our own Secretary of State, a former Texas Democrat Governor, and likely the douche who played BJ Honeycutt on M*A*S*H, all come to your defense and pressure the current Texas governor to reconsider the execution — something all except the douche who played BJ Honeycutt on M*A*S*H wouldn’t be doing on behalf of an American citizen.

But if you are an illegal alien — the most noble among us, seeking freedom and looking to do jobs fat, lazy, out of work Americans aren’t — you evidently are more important to our State Department and some former Texas Democrat governor than are our own citizens.  And of course, it is crucial that the US comply with the wishes of the Mexican government, who scolds us for our injustice and inhumanity, even as its own citizens flee that socialist hellhole to sneak into the US, where they burden our infrastructure and refuse, for the most, part to assimilate — though many of them are simply making the pragmatic decision of escaping a socialist hellhole that is, in many ways, run in parts by violent drug cartels.

So, then.  Resolved:  Pull the fucking switch and fry this cop killer until his insides could be smothered with butter and served as toast.  Bracket out the absurd double standards our transnational progressive leftist Democrats and foreign governments wish to place on us.  And tell John Kerry that, when he lied before Congress about the behavior of American soldiers in Viet Nam, he was willing to sully the reputation of America’s young conscripted men even as he now seeks to play the part of a compassionate statesmen when it comes to an illegal — that is, a criminal — who, while he was here illegally and criminally, committed felony murder on a police officer.

And when you do pull the switch, remind people that it was Ted Cruz, then as Texas solicitor general and not yet a fringe Hobbity kook extremist and unhelpful enemy of the rational right, who beat back a challenge from GW Bush and the RINO establishment that had attempted to apply World Court law to the sovereign state of Texas some years back in order to prevent another execution of an illegal who had murdered two young women.

The plain fact is, if American citizens can be treated more harshly under our own laws than illegals, who claim some recourse to international law that we don’t and should never recognize as a sovereign country, than what’s the advantage of being an American citizen?

And yes, that was a rhetorical question, the answer to which is twofold:  none, and pull the goddamned switch.  End of discussion.

(h/t Mark Levin)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 8:36am
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Comments (38)

  1. For the past two years, I’ve been trying to view things more through a Catholic lens as I attempt to develop my faith and integrate it more into my life. The death penalty is one of the things that’s come under consideration. What I’ve learned is that, according to Church teaching, the death penalty is not intrinsically evil (as abortion is). It is also part of the Church’s teaching that the death penalty should be exercised as little as possible; i.e. never.

    The death penalty, in this case, is certainly just. I can’t find any compelling reason to grant mercy in this case, certainly not because the shooter is a Person of Challenged Documentation. So if the people of the State of Texas choose to exact justice, I got no problems. Similarly, should the people of Texas choose to grant mercy, I got no problems. But I would imagine the victim’s family would lean more toward justice, and they matter more than you and me in this grim calculus.

    Which is just a long way of saying a qualified, “Go ahead and light up Ol’ Sparky”.

  2. You have summed up my view as a Catholic, Darth.

    Light ‘im up.

  3. Romans 13:3-5

    Romans 13:3-5

    3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.

    Governments are supposed to provide stability and order. That is their intended function. The “sword” (swords weren’t used for hunting, but for killing men, either in war, keeping order, or execution) in this passage certainly seems to indicate that even capital punishment is a legitimate and necessary function of government.

  4. Pull the fucking switch and fry this cop killer until his insides could be smothered with butter and served as toast.

    I respectfully disagree – I’ve long believed bringing back the gallows, specifically public hangings in the town square, is the better way to go.

  5. Drawing and quartering seems more appropriate for this one.

  6. Method of execution is generally of much less import to me than timeliness. Why is this guy still alive to fuss over?

  7. If the Mexican government is so concerned about what happens to their murdering citizens, perhaps they should run some PSA’s a la Ron White:

    “Don’t kill Texans. They’ll kill you back.”

  8. I’m more receptive of Ron White’s suggestion to send troops to Mexico to clean the place up and “flip it” for a tidy profit…

  9. 20 years seems a bit excessive. I mean, why is Khalid Sheik Mohammed still with us, if not due to the kind ministrations of the ClownDisaster regime? Surely if justice regarding a particular case can be comprehended, it can be comprehend within a mere handful (two, three) of years, if not even quicker.

  10. Why do we give the the Mexican government the dignity of acknowledging its existence, when it refuses to even protect its own people from murders?

  11. pro-tip: you should take the extra minute to search your new illegal alien friend for concealed weapons before you put them in your patrol car

  12. Three bullets to the back of the head. He already is familiar with the concept.

  13. pro-tip: you should take the extra minute to search your new illegal alien friend for concealed weapons before you put them in your patrol car Yep. The 24-year-old officer had it coming. His new illegal alien friend was just taking advantage of a flaw in the system. Can we really blame him for being so industrious?

    Let’s light a candle for his noble savagery.

  14. Simple solution: Have the Texas Governor announce that — using executive orders — that the State Judiciary will no longer prosecute Americans citizens for murder if the victim is found to be here illegally. Just like Federal agents no longer follow Federal Law regarding illegals.

    That vast sucking sound won’t be a bunch of jobs heading south, I can guarantee it. And since murder is a State crime, not Federal, the Federal Courts won’t even have jurisdiction. Let the Feds waste resources pushing for “civil rights” violations, and let the jury — made up of other Texas citizens — decide.

    And watch progressive heads asplode…

  15. i do not have time to light a candle I’m late late late for work

  16. I’m more receptive of Ron White’s suggestion to send troops to Mexico to clean the place up and “flip it” for a tidy profit…

    I like it in theory, but in practice this gubmint couldn’t turn a profit on a whorehouse.

  17. Light it in your mind, happyfeet. It’s the same thing. Just not so showy.

  18. I’d suggest that happy shove that lit match into his ear to get the candle lit, but flames tend to go out in a vacuum…

  19. Yes, eCurmudgeon, public hangings. And public Stockings.

    Can you imagine the public shame emanating from a prideful youthful transgressor stuck in stocks for hours? In the era of Facebook?

    Could’ve prevented the early death of one Trayvon Martin, if his fear of public humiliation caused him to desire to keep his nose clean that fateful evening.

    Couldn’t have been any worse outcome then what his parents helped accomplish, that’s for certain.

  20. Drumwaster says January 22, 2014 at 10:25 am

    How about an order that if you’re accused of a capital crime, and you’re illegal, you get no trial, or at least no appeals?

    Maybe I’m going soft, but I’d rather suspend some rights than declare open season.

  21. Can you imagine the public shame emanating from a prideful youthful transgressor stuck in stocks for hours? In the era of Facebook?

    I’m not sure the notion of “shame” even exists in the United States anymore. Probably hasn’t since the Clinton administration.

    No, the reason I advocate public hangings is more to demonstrate to the citizenry that a particular miscreant is well, truly and finally dead.

  22. Maybe stop spending scarce public resources (such as a taxpayer-funded lawyer)?

    See, I look at it simply. The Constitution is a contract between “We The People” and the government of the United States. (Never mind that the government has been in breach for years.) If you are not a party to that contract, you have no claims to protections offered by it, just as I would have no right to claim protections and benefits from the Board of Directors of GE, not being covered under their contract.

    Any additional protections we offer to those here visiting are the same as would be offered by any polite host but burglars and home invaders are met with whatever force is deemed necessary by the host. Sign the guest book on the way in the front door, and you will be as welcome as your circumstances will permit, but break in through the basement window and the Dobermans will be shitting you out for days.

  23. It’s pretty rich for Mexico to be claiming that our justice system is inhumane.

  24. The Constitution is a contract between “We The People” and the government of the United States

    Agreed. I don’t think we are obligated to guarantee anything to illegals, but I used “rights” because I was too lazy to write any caveats to explain myself.

  25. flee that socialist hellhole

    Mexico wishes it were socialist. Instead, it’s the putrescent carcass of its earlier feudal system, wherein you were either the wealthy landowner (land granted by the king of Spain to solders and his favorites) or a campesino. Nothing in between.

    Also no Protestant work ethic, no social mobility, no functional rule of law, racism and classism out the wazoo, la mordida and cronyism being the only grease on the wheels, gaming the system being the system, no Classical Liberalism embedded in the culture, and the police being indistinguishable from the narcotraficantes who pay them.

    I don’t blame them for coming up here at all. If our own bureaucracy weren’t so incompetent and slow with granting permission to enter, they wouldn’t sidestep the formal process so readily.

  26. “Cuando en el curso de los eventos humanos…”

  27. All men have these rights. They are secured by governments instituted by men, with the government’s just powers coming from the consent of the governed.

    I read that somewhere.

  28. But what about those who refuse to be governed? Or who are not subject to the power granted for that governance (such as foreign citizens who are here without permission or application in direct defiance of that government)? How can anyone believe that they would ever proffer allegiance to a power they have spent so much of their life flouting?

  29. And shouldn’t those foreign citizens institute government that support those God-Given rights in their own country rather than come here against the wishes of the citizens of this one?

  30. I’m late late late for work

    No wonder the line at the drive-through was so long this morning.

  31. Speaking of Mexico:

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/182858/#respond

    “JANUARY 22, 2014
    GOVERNMENT: Mexican Citizens Topple Cartels And Are Rewarded With Government Retaliation. “

  32. Oops, Sorry Shermlaw.

  33. shouldn’t those foreign citizens institute government that support those God-Given rights in their own country

    Can’t be done. The people who are in a position to change things are the same people who benefit from the status quo, and they’re powerful enough to stop attempts at reform. Mexico has had its uprisings from time to time (socialists vs. establishment) but any socialist that gets into office is exactly as corrupt as the person he replaced, if not more so.

    The concept of natural rights and all the rest of the Enlightenment is alien to the Latino consciousness. They don’t learn it here, either, because who’s going to teach it to them? All those Spanish-language conservative talk-show hosts?

    Human rights protections are no doubt on paper somewhere in Mexico City and that’s where they stay: unenforced and unenforceable.

  34. The people who are in a position to change things are the same people who benefit from the status quo, and they’re powerful enough to stop attempts at reform.

    Luckily, that could never happen in the good ol’ US of A!

  35. There was a time when the Justice System worked in this country…

    -Garfield assassin, Charles Guiteau, shoots the President on 02 July 1881, Garfield dies on 19 September, Guiteau executed on 30 June 1882.

    -McKinley shot on 06 September 1901, dies on 14 September, Leon Czolgosz executed on 29 October 1901.

    -Giuseppe Zangara shoots at FDR and Mayor Cermak on 15 February 1933, Cermak dies at immediately, Zangara executed on 20 March.

    F the ACLU.

  36. Edgar Tamayo was executed last night.

    Finally.

  37. http://washingtonexaminer.com/u.s.-ranks-behind-rwanda-belarus-azerbaijan-in-ease-of-creating-new-business-world-bank-says/article/2542639

    The country in the best of hand, exclaimed Dr. Pangloss as six glasses of cider and a cherry vodka sour chased what was left of his mind towards the waiting maw of oblivion.

  38. Edgar Tamayo was executed last night

    Not a lot of loving from the Latino Community on your twitter feed.

    F**K em, I say.

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