Monday, September 12, 2011

Enforce Our Laws

"Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the revolution, never violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never tolerate their violation by others."
                                                                                                                          Abraham Lincoln

Our country is facing an epidemic of crime. Jim Nelson Black said, "crime, abuse, and racial violence are exploding, and the law seems powerless to stop the siege of vandalism destroying our cities. Science, education, and law once heralded as pillars of the earthly kingdom has not saved us. Instead they have brought even gloomier vistas of apocalypse."

Making more and more laws are not the answer. They are truly very few new crimes, their are only variations of the same crime. What we need is fewer more easily understood laws, one's which there is no doubt about. One's that give enough punishment, no matter your social class, to deter the person from ever committing it or any crime again.

Ever wonder why there was far less crime in the 1800's(per capita), even in the wild west. It can't be all attributed to the people being more moral and upstanding. There are two other factors which played a key role. The first being that people were armed, you never knew who carried a colt, so you thought twice about robbing them. The second is that the enforced the few laws they had and the were enforced quickly and harshly. This made a cattle rustler think twice if he knew he could be swinging from a tree. Both of these helped to keep crime low.

We should do the same today. If that means racial profiling, so be it. Liberals may harp about it, but just like torture, it works. Tell me where else would an Islamic terrorist hide? I can tell you it won't be at the local Baptist Church. These along with the deterrents spoken of above should do the trick. Between morality, the Colt, strict enforcement, and a whatever it takes attitude and our epidemic just may get cured.

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