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Welcome to my blog, Solomon's Conservative Wisdom. The name of this blog comes from my middle name and the historical & biblical figure King Solomon. This group is dedicated to conservatism, and I invite all conservatives to join, I really don’t mind non-conservatives joining. All I expect is a respectful debate. So tell everyone you know.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Trouble with Mandatory Minimums


A couple of weeks a go Bill O'Reilly did his usual desk pounding this time for Mandatory Minimum sentences. See here. As usual O'Reilly only goes skin deep on the subject without really looking at why judges are giving such low sentences to criminals. Now other then the fact it's Bill O'Reilly who's head is so hard you could hit it with an asteroid a mile wide and it would survive, the real problem is the people who elect progressive judges or progressive politicians how then appointee those judges.

You see the real problem is when people just vote for candidate AAA or for some random guy on the ballot, which often benefits the liberal progressive politicians and judges. That problem is compounded when people like O'Reilly compound the problem with Mandatory Minimums and while it can be a good thing when used against pedophiles and rapists when you start getting in to other areas where there would be a need for common sense to rule you remove it. And even then it is no guarantee that O'Reilly's precious Mandatory Minimums would survive if the Supreme Court's Chief Dread Pirate Coward Justice Roberts joined with the progressive judges on an extreme case and declare them unconstitutional under the cruel and unusual clause.
Then all those criminals you thought were off the streets are suddenly all out at one time.

The only real long term solution is to vote in conservative and constitutionalists in to those seats who will judge cases appropriately. That does not mean it will be fixed everywhere but we will not be handing our power to people who have messed things up for the last century.      

Solomon

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