January 5, 2006

soul sickness...

This is the sickness of liberalism:

[link] There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many,many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven.

The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation.

Prosecutors argued that confessed child-rapist Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston deserved at least eight years behind bars for repeatedly raping a little girl countless times starting when she was seven.

But Judge Edward Cashman disagreed explaining that he no longer believes that punishment works.

"The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul," said Judge Edward Cashman speaking to a packed Burlington courtroom. Most of the on-lookers were related to a young girl who was repeatedly raped by Mark Hulett who was in court to be sentenced....(Thanks to Michelle Malkin)

Symptoms of the sickness...

  • As always, it's other people who do the suffering while liberals and pacifists posture and feel superior.
  • As always, there's no sign that the victims mean anything to the liberal--only the criminal.
  • The Rule of Law means nothing--just his feelings
  • Justice means nothing.
  • The statistical fact that a sex offender of that age is NOT going to be rehabilitated means nothing. (Unless he's on Death Row--then he will write a children's book and be "redeemed" before you can say Tookie five times.)
  • If this scumbag rapes some other child, the Judge will NOT take any responsibility, or re-think.
  • As always, the issues are framed falsely--nobody's claiming that indulging anger is going to "solve things." Nor is it a judge's JOB to "solve things."
  • The wishes of ordinary people are held in contempt. The judge has innate superior knowledge that the simple folk lack.
  • Feel-good mushy thinking is presented as known truth. So, "anger corrodes the soul?" Says who? On what evidence? And exactly whose souls are being referred to here? And what-the-hell business is it of a judge to pontificate on other people's souls?
Posted by John Weidner at January 5, 2006 12:49 PM
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