I don’t know WHERE common sense has gone. Even conservatives now want to pass ridiculous, feel-good laws. With all the cop-killing by people of “the darker persuasion,” there’s a howl by those on the right to make killing a cop bring an automatic death penalty. First, some cops may be brave, honest, decent people, but let’s be honest; some are murderers and criminals of various types themselves. As a group, they are no more honorable or important to society than any other honest profession. Why should someone be put to death for killing a cop, but not a priest, a preacher, a nurse, a doctor, a factory worker, a mother or a child? If there’s an automatic death penalty for killing a cop, then killers should meet the same fate for killing bakers, auto mechanics, salesmen, clerks, models, actors, garbage men and anyone else. The REAL question is: Why did we ever get rid of the death penalty in the first place?
The most recent thing I’ve seen is to make killing cops a “hate crime.” Isn’t EVERY deliberate murder a hate crime of sorts? Is it less hateful to kill a janitor or soldier than a cop? The thinking here simply doesn’t jive with logic. Furthermore, any government that can outlaw hatred can outlaw love. Think I’m exaggerating? Then explain the number of cities that have made it illegal to feed the homeless.
Furthermore, hate crime laws are simply another name for “thought crime laws.” Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read “1984” by George Orwell. EVERY despot believes in thought crime laws. Simply disagreeing with some folks, or telling the truth about them is now a crime some places in this country. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? Do you think it’s coincidental that such things have been pushed by the left?