Tuesday, March 29, 2005

wake up

In Colorado, a convicted murderer had his death penalty overturned because a juror brought a copy of the bible into the deliberations, and quoted several biblical passages to her fellow jurors, including the famous "eye for an eye" admonition. Governor Bill Owens reacted to this with outrage, saying "this is a slap in the face" to "people of faith."

Good. I hope it left a mark.

This is a nation of laws. Everyone is welcome to believe whatever foolishness they choose. When their foolishness starts to affect the Constitutional rights of another person, they have crossed the line and DESERVE a slap in the face.

Don't they have governors in Colorado swear to uphold the law, or is that also a "quaint" relic of ancient times when this was a free country?


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