Skip to comments.Huckabee Was Correct and America Needs Such Principled Leadership
Posted on 12/05/2009 11:19:27 PM PST by Yomin Postelnik
There is currently a move underway to discredit Mike Huckabee over the rightful pardoning of a then 16 year old who had been sentenced to 108 years on robbery charges. I make this statement as someone who fully supports the death penalty for murderers and for child rapists, but also as someone who recognizes that getting tough on crime means fostering sensible rehabilitation, not turning first time offenders into violent career criminals.
Yes, Governor Huckabee pardoned more people than most governors do. Thats because Gov. Huckabee isnt thoughtless, callous or cruel and recognizes that public service actually entails service to the public. Sentencing a 16 year old to months of hard labor generally serves as the greatest deterrent (except in cases of murder and the like). By contrast, sentencing a teen to years in prison has almost inevitably bred nothing more than a violent menaces to society.
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Put down the crack pipe.
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So tell that to the dead cops families...
I don’t trust Huckabee. I’ve heard his excuses and am not buying it.
Sorry Chuck Norris.
I noticed his books at the B&N untouched.
I would not vote for Huckabee for governor of my state. Thats about all I have to say.
Tell it to the families of those four murdered cops.
You might as well say that you support Huckabee, which is pretty obvious from this article. However, no matter how you try to white-wash it, the criminal that murdered the police officers should not have been set free. Huckabee is responsible for this, no one else. The fact that he has been trying to blame others tells me the kind of leader he is.
16 year olds who’ve been sentenced to life for crimes other than murder are thrown into a violent despair. That’s what more than likely led to the horrific police killings - and if we want to stop them in the future, we need to look beyond emotion and get to the real problem.
Huckabee’s approach prevented much violent crime and radical Islamic recruitment. Those who criticize him promote more of the same.
By contrast, sentencing a teen to years in prison has almost inevitably bred nothing more than a violent menaces to society.LOL! Recent events have proven the opposite to be true dimwit.
You’re trying to say that my argument is politically motivated. My linking to a year and a half old column warning of the dangers of long sentences (dangers that led to just such a situation like that of Clemmons) refutes that.
Your assertion that “Huckabee is responsible... no one else” seems to be extremely politically motivated. Washington state gave him parole after he raped a child - something that no sane person, least of all Huckabee, would have done.
Are you able to even look at the true cause of an event? Read the whole article instead of name calling. I’ll be more than willing to debate whatever actual points you find against a needed approach that is absolutely necessary to preventing future killings.
Yes on the first. Perhaps yes on the second.
And as with Huckabee, you are looking for scapegoats. Perhaps if Clemmons had served a longer sentence he might have improved himself. Perhaps he would have been worse. Now we will never know. Cold comfort for the dead police officers and their families, though.
Perhaps if he hadn’t been given a sentence at 16 that turned him into a violent maniac and caused him to go from petty thief to rapist and murderer - as has happened the majority of times when such sentences have been handed down - he wouldn’t have been a killer. We’ll never know. But we can certainly analyze and look at the facts as the only way of trying to prevent numerous other cases.
You are incorrect. WA did NOT parole him.
You have that backwards. He was sentence because he was a violent maniac.
Let me get this straight. If we hand out “tough” sentences, we are creating animals. But if we give them light sentences, then we are turning them into peaceful individuals. That is what I am inferring from the first sentence.
No, he committed the crime he should have paid the time. Perhaps doing hard labor as well.
How can you say that prison led to his future behavior. His environment on the outside also contributed.
You are a liberal freak. And you call yourself “an adviser?”
The Huckster didn't need a brain to let all of those people go. Get real. He only had to exercise a lapse in judgment, which has to do with NOT HAVING A BRAIN.
Showing "compassion" by risking innocent lives is stupidity. Showing "forgiveness" when you weren't the one wronged is un-Biblical. Go read your Bible.
“By contrast, sentencing a teen to years in prison has almost inevitably bred nothing more than a violent menaces to society.”
Then kill them as Teens and avoid the future menance.
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