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January 26, 2005

When a hate crime is a misdemeanor.

Pro-death supporters have once again shown their true colors. This past weekend thousands of crosses, placed to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, were stolen or vandalized, many burned. Local police observed the vandals, but simply asked them to leave without arresting or ticketing them. Richard Mahoney, president of the St. Mary and St. Joseph Family Memorial Foundation, said the vandals damaged more than $9,000 worth of private property. The crosses had been loaned from the foundation to the Louisiana State University Students for Life, who put up the display. As with most crimes against Christians, police merely shrug their shoulders and do little. In spite of police actually seeing the vandalism, they claim they cannot prosecute for anything more than a misdemeanor.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Posted by Jack Lewis at January 26, 2005 06:16 AM

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If the unborn are just "a cluster of cells" or "non viable tissue" what is all the outrage about if some people want to give some respect to that tissue?

The fact is, these people KNOW the unborn are human beings and that's what the rage is about. They hate the fact that anyone will bring attention to these children and hurt "their cause". How very heart breaking that an innocent, unborn baby can be the focus of so much hatred.

Posted by: Donna at January 26, 2005 10:11 AM

Preach it!

Posted by: Jack at January 26, 2005 01:35 PM

Wrong again, Donna. The rage is NOT about that. It's a clash of values.

Conservatives have proven time and time again that they are willing to actively work against their best interests in the name of upholding their 'values' (supporting the PATRIOT ACT, supporting tax cuts for the rich, supporting a government that has made us all LESS safe and MORE of a target for terrorists). Progressives - and I point out that group contains people who vote both Democrat AND Republican - are working towards the rights of ALL people irrespective of their own individual views.

There are 200-some million people in America, if you and your husband, for example, can't always agree on something as simple as where to go to eat out, then you can't expect everyone to have exactly the same viewpoint.

To believe that everyone thinks like you and experiences the world like you is as far from 'spiritual' as one can get.

You know what it's like to try and strap a toddler into a car seat - they fight and fight because they don't want to be strapped in, forced to sit still... thatis what the rage is about.

Think it's patriotic.

Posted by: gia at January 27, 2005 09:04 AM

Gia,

"Progressives - and I point out that group contains people who vote both Democrat AND Republican - are working towards the rights of ALL people irrespective of their own individual views."

That's interesting. Because, it seems that the unborn babies of this country are having their rights totally disregarded by "progressives." Therefore, "progressives" are not at all interested in working towards the rights of ALL people.

Posted by: Alice at January 27, 2005 10:37 AM

Gia,

Rationalizing atrocities causes emotional instability -- thus rage. Donna is absolutely correct.

As for the Patriot Act making anyone less safe -- it's not there to hurt people, but to protect us. That some people are ashamed of what might be discovered about them isn't "harm".

As for tax cuts for the rich -- that's another Liberal myth. Bush has worked for tax cuts, across the board. Liberals want to keep taxing the rich (actually the upper middle class -- the truly rich always have a way out of excessive taxes). Liberals like using the poor as a club to beat up on the "rich". The trouble is the club gets beaten up even more than the intended target.

Posted by: Jack at January 27, 2005 10:42 AM

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