…that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is wrong when he says:
The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child.
But think, Justice Kennedy may be right. He could mean a long, slow, painful death is “proportional,” and that simple death by lethal injection is not enough punishment.
…Nah, the Eurolords in Brussels wouldn’t like that attitude.
OTOH, Massachusetts Democrat Rep. James Fagan takes Justice Kennedy’s opinion to heart, and goes him one better. Fagan has threatened “to torment and “rip apart” child rape victims who take the witness stand…”
“I’m gonna rip them apart,” Fagan said of young victims during his testimony on the bill. “I’m going to make sure that the rest of their life is ruined, that when they’re 8 years old, they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”
It would be “proportional” for Rep. Fagan to be incarcerated, ideally for child molestation, in an institution where he might have the opportunity to become the witness he so despises. Mulitiple times.
Fagan can stare into the face of evil and not only defend it, but he promises to ensure the innocence it has contaminated is utterly destroyed. No biggie. After all, it’s just the logical conclusion of Justice Kennedy’s opinion that evil doesn’t actually exist.