Saturday, February 9, 2008


Dear B&B:

So here I am, up on Cape Ann, minding my own patriotic business on a Saturday afternoon, and what do I read? "Nebraska Supreme Court Stikes Down Electrocution as 'Cruel and Unusual".


As Predcited by me - and fully expected by You - one of at least two key consitutional principles (i.e. capital punishment and gun ownership) is about to hit the dirt. Today, as we sat enjoying our well-earned weekend, yet one more state caved in to the criminals - at the expense of innocent citizens and the cops who risk their lives every day to protect us.

Now it is Nebraska - NEBRASKA! - that says because electrocution inflicts "intense pain and agonzing suffering" (you know, Unlike the victim and her/his family), this form of check-out for crimi-scum is "unconstitutional".

How frighteningly far we have fallen from our law and order roots. In 1890, the U.S. Supreme Court held that "punishments are cruel when they involve torture or a lingering death". Throwing the switch on 'Ol Sparky is neither. But Nebraska joins the march of nancy boys who say No to the death penalty, no matter how heinous the crimes - as almost always they are.

And, so, the various jihadists (American born and otherwise) continue their relentless assault on our Consitution and way of life. How very scary and sad.

Cruel and Unusual? The name is Hillary...or maybe Barack.