Justice Anthony Kennedy once again stopped the Right-wing from going off the fascist deep end. In this case Kennedy stopped the creation of the world’s largest and busiest execution chamber, the United States.
The issue of course was not child rapists but whether the constitution allows execution of ANY non capital offense other than homicide (spies and traitors not with standing). Kennedy’s decision reads well to the intellectual reality rather than the emotional violence we feel in regards to children being raped.
The four dissenters need not be named, if you follow these things you know who they are. Whenever it comes to killing more people or peeking in your windows it’s always the more Christian Justices with blood on their chins tape recorders in their pants. Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Roberts. Here is what the Four Horseman of The Violently Christian wanted to accomplish:
1. Open up the door to executions to states for any reason.
2. Re sentence thousands of present child rapists moving many to various death rows.
3. Give child rapists a great deal more incentive to kill their victims.
4. Increase executions so the United States beats out even Iran and China! Whoop de Do! Always striving to be first is what America is about.
5. And of course increasing executions is what Jesus Would Do.
Have to add Senator Barack Obama to the many other persons and groups who are Christ Bent upon expanding executions in America: Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, John Roberts, The Aryan Nations, Dr James Dobson, The Stormfront, The Baptist Southern Convention, Bill Bennett, The Ku Klux Klan, the state of Texas, Rush Limbaugh, the National Association for the Advancement of White People, George W. Bush, the Neocons, Sean Hannity, the National Alliance, Michael Savage and of course Dick Cheney who wants to apply the death penalty personally to whoever comes within range.
I forgot to add to the list the vast majority of American voters who want to expand executions in the United States. After all it was only yesterday that the Pew Research Center told us how singularly religious and Christian we all are. Expanding executions only proves the point. Which means George Carlin was right, "religion is bullcrap!."