Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Questions Perry Must Answer

I'll refer ya'll to a post by Steve Baldwin over at World Net Daily entitled, 10 Questions that Rick Perry Must Answer. Turns out Steve is a reader here and clued me into a couple of things about Poser Perry that I had missed:

9) Gov. Perry signed a hate-crimes bill. Shortly after Perry became governor, he signed a hate-crimes bill. Such a law gives harsher sentences to certain crimes based upon a person's perceived bias to some class or group. But juries really can't determine what's in a person's heart and, besides, all crime should be punished equally, regarding of the race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. of the victim. In other words, under hate-crimes law, if someone beats up a white person and then beats up a gay person, they receive a heavier sentence for the latter crime. This makes a travesty of the concept of equal application of the law and is likely unconstitutional.
Question: Why would you support legislation that creates a two-tiered system of justice? Why can't justice be colorblind? Do you not have any constitutional concerns with this approach?
Another point that Steve addresses is that Rick Perry who would have us believe that he is all about Jesus supported the most liberal of the Republican candidates for President in 2008, Rudy Giuliani. 

Geez. I'm not going to diss how Guliani cleaned up New York, but what I see here is one statist supporting another.

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