Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A spectacularly bad idea - & considering the source, that’s saying a lot

In the interest of full disclosure; yes… I am a Liberal.

But… I also support the death penalty.

But this information coming out about Attorney General Alberto “Albatross” Gonzales… it’s just wrong on so many levels.

The DOJ is finalizing parts of the Patriot Act that will include regulations giving Gonzales wide-ranging power over death penalty cases in California and other states, including the “power” to shorten the time that death row inmates have to appeal convictions to federal courts.

What does this mean exactly? It means that those facing the death penalty would get fewer opportunities to appeal and less time between sentencing and execution… that’s all fine and good considering John Wayne Gacy was on death row for 14 years… but to give an attorney general who has completely lost the faith of not only congress but also the vast majority of Americans, unprecedented power to essentially kill people is staggeringly mind-boggling…

My problem more so lies within the underlyring question of why in the HELL are we taking that authority out of the hands of federal judges (where it currently is) and giving it to the Attorney General of the United States???

Aren’t republicans supposed to be the ones who want to take power away from the federal government and give it to localities???

The disdain demonstrated by this administration for Congress, the people, law and life has now reached its zenith.

Gonzo needs to go-go… now more than ever…

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