Saturday, July 28, 2007

A message for Flicking Liberal Voters

Look in the mirror!

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This link to Licia Corbella's column, Kudos for Crown will self-destruct when the piece is archived, so here are the salient points:

...Saskatchewan's Crown prosecutors deserve kudos, not criticism, for getting Whitmore to plead guilty to 15 charges including kidnapping, abduction and rape against two young boys and accepting a life sentence with no eligibility for parole for seven years rather than grinding through a trial and then applying for dangerous offender designation prior to sentencing...

...So, do we blame the judges for giving him such short sentences for past child abductions and sexual assaults on children as young as five? Some of the blame undoubtedly can go there, but certainly not all of it.

Those judges, appointed by mostly Liberal politicians, simply apply the laws written by the same mostly Liberal politicians.

Currently, the federal Conservative government has numerous bills before Parliament that would toughen laws to better protect our children and all law-abiding people. One such bill proposes to raise the age of consent in Canada from 14 to 16.

That reasonable change to the law -- that would prevent grown adult pedophiles from preying on young children -- is being held up by the Liberal-dominated Senate.

One Conservative MP tells me he has been accused of being a "sexually repressed Neanderthal" for advocating such a reasonable and common-sense change to this law, one that most Canadians undoubtedly agree with.

What's more, had the age of consent been 16, rather than 14, it's believed that the Crown may have proceeded to trial and sought a dangerous offender designation for Whitmore. Why? Because the father of the 10-year-old boy Whitmore abducted, bound, threatened with death and raped last July refused to allow his traumatized son to be grilled on the witness stand.

That left testimony to the traumatized 14-year-old. See where I'm going? The defence would have berated the 14-year-old into admitting that he "consented" to sex with this 36-year-old pervert, even though he was threatened with death if he didn't.

So, want to know who to blame besides Whitmore for what has happened to his most recent victims and some of the eight ones before? If you have consistently voted Liberal, look in the friggin' mirror.

Kudos to you, Licia.

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Update: Licia strikes again! Liberal is a chopper blockhead.


SouthernOntarioan said...

Preach it sister!

Roy Eappen said...

Great article. However the judges appointed by grits also seem to sentence at the lower end of sentence limits. It is time to appoint better judges, who are not wholly unsymapthetic tovictims and the public.

Anonymous said...

Hate to bring up the slippery slope again(RT will have his knickers in a knot):
A few years ago I heard a presentation that warned us that once the gay marriage was 'tolerated' watch for pedophelia to be 'tolerated'.

Anonymous said...

Newsflash! Pedophilia has been tolerated (and welcomed in certain circles) in society for some while now. Hence the big pay-out by the RC Church in California recently.

Think it's time people started to look at the root cause of molestation of children rather than simply equate it to something else and go after that.

In logic, your argument (and the so-called journalist's) is a red herring.