A Racine, WI man was recently convicted of theft of movable property and sentenced to 2 years in prison. The original charge – felony attempted first-degree homicide, theft of movable property from a person/corpse, two charges of misdemeanor possession of cocaine and marijuana and four misdemeanor charges of bail jumping. The first degree attempted homicide charge was the result of a shooting.
People wonder why crime is so rampant, why respect for life, personal property and the rule of law is vacant from our courts. They wonder why those convicted of heinous crimes are back on the streets so soon. This is a prime example.
How can any man have four charges of bail jumping against him? If he was out on bail a first time, why was he given bail a second time – a third time – and a fourth time? Why are crimes committed with guns allowed to be plead down? How will making certain types of guns illegal do any good when our courts apparently do not think gun crime is of any consequence?
In two years when this man is released, will he be a changed man? Will he be an upright citizen? Will he have learned his lesson?
Any crime committed with a weapon should result in immediate and irrevocable life in prison. If a person cannot peacefully live among society while respecting the rights of all citizens to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ensconced in our Declaration of Independence, they should be locked up forever, denied the freedom that they have so recklessly abused and dishonored of the honest, upright citizens they have tormented.
And if our legal system including the police, the courts, and the prisons, the legal system we the people have enabled to protect us from societal reprobates, will not exercise their sworn duty to protect our lives and our property, then it is time for the people to eliminate that system and protect themselves with the only thing we have left, our second amendment rights!
After all that is the main reason for the inclusion of the second amendment in our Bill of Rights – the rights of all men to rise up against a government not fulfilling the purpose with which they have been entrusted. Thomas Jefferson once said, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” Maybe it’s that time.