Skip to comments.Roeder defends his killing of George Tiller at sentencing
Posted on 04/01/2010 3:29:21 PM PDT by trumandogz
WICHITA, Kan. The judge considering the sentence of Scott Roeder, convicted of murdering abortion provider George Tiller, on Friday stopped Roeder from continuing to read a written statement after 40 minutes, saying "It is your opportunity to convince me you need a lesser sentence. It is not a soapbox for your political views."
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I am personally opposed so shooting people who make their living by murdering unborn children.
But, I also don’t feel it’s right to impose my morality on others.
Thank you for your response. Now your comment makes sense to me. Again, thanks for taking the time to explaining it to me.
Not that it would matter to you, coming from a drive by questioner, but I agree with you 100%.
You’re welcome. And, your opinion does matter, whether you agree or not.
It’s really all academic. The judge didn’t really have a lot of practical discretion here. The minimum he could have given Roeder was 25 years to life, and instead he gave him 50 years to live. The truth is that at his age going in, he wasn’t coming out alive anyway.
If Roeder had walked into a church in my home state of Texas and with premeditation killed someone, they would be strapping him to a gurney and jamming a needle in his arm.
And your view that people convicted of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault should only serve 16 1/2 years is a bit troubling.
Not only do I believe that late term abortion is murder, but I believe that any type of abortion that takes place after the moment of conception is also murder. And I am not willing to say that one murder is worse than another murder simply based on the age of the baby.
So according to you, if the murder of Tiller was justified, than one could also justifiably murder a doctor who performs first trimester abortions, a doctor who implants IUD's, a doctor who prescribes birth control pills, a pharmacist who dispenses the Abortion Pill, the UPS driver who delivers abortion pills to women's homes or a woman who is about to have an abortion.
It’s still murder, a capital crime in Scripture.
It would be difficult to give him 50 years because of my feelings on Tiller, but I can understand the jury doing so.
The ends don’t justify the means.
I would agree that any intentional termination of a pregnancy after conception is the senseless elimination of a human life, or “murder” in common vernacular.
I never said the “murder” of Tiller was justified. I only said that if you are in the camp that is saying “late term abortion is murder”, then criticizing Roeder would render your argument intellectually dishonest.
Finally, why stop with doctors, pharmacists, or UPS drivers? As Americans we are all guilty of supporting a government that allows this to happen.
Agree with Roeder or not, at least he has a clear conscience.
I remember when Mr. Roeder was arrested, it was almost as if the police knew exactly where to find him. Just a few minutes after he was arrested reports started to surface that child pornography was found on his home computer. That was reported for the first couple of days and then it faded away, like it was all forgotten? I will bet had he really had child porn on his PC it would have been mentioned over and over again at his trial. That was not true, but was cleverly used by the folks in our government and media to send a scare message, and to smear him. There was never any doubt that Mr. Roeder would be senteced to a long term in jail, probably life. Why not let the rest of the Kansas prison population think he’s a child molester? I’ve read comments on sites like Yahoo by people that hope there is prison justice for Mr. Roeder and it got me thinking:
By prison standards Scott Roeder should be a hero. Everybody knows that inmates hate child molesters, perverts, and anyone that hurts a child. Well there is no evidence that Mr. Roeder has ever hurt a child. In fact Scott Roeder has probably saved dozens of childrens lives. He is responsible for bringing more kids into this world than any of us! The inmates should celebrate and respect Scott. Remember no butcher has stepped up to take his place in what was the last bastion of late term abortion in Kansas.
We’re in agreement here. Thanks for your comments.
And sometime in April of the year 2060 when he sees the parole board for the first time, Scott will have an other chance to tell us that he has a clear conscience.
That's exactly right.
Vigilante killing is, according to Scripture, still Murder; unless and until all organized administration of justice has become totally corrupt.
In a sane world, Tiller should have been sentenced to death for the unborn infants he killed.
But it would also have been appropriate to sentence Roeder to death, for unilaterally taking that Justice into his own hands to deliver.
Very good post.
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