Thursday, February 02, 2012
Readers know how I feel about criminals. Hard time for hard crime. And I’ve got no time — or sympathy — for those who break the law.
When you break the law you face the consequences. It’s about personal responsibility and the responsibility of being a good citizen — two critical Canadian values I hold very dear.
The cons had their chance and blew it. But sadly, not everyone feels that way. Groups like the John Howard Society keep pushing prisoner rights day on the rest of us. Campaigning for a country club atmosphere of video games and yoga classes and a myriad of other prisoner perks. Forget the perks — the worst of the worst deserve a very different treatment.
They deserve western-style justice. Clifford Olson, and others of his ilk, not only gave up the right to prison pampering — they gave up their right to life as well.
Capital punishment exceptions should be made for those who commit acts of exceptional brutality.
Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu has said what so many of us think when we hear about yet another case of murder in its most depraved form.The senator is against the death penalty in principle, but thinks exceptions should be made for that special class of criminals who are without conscience — the ones who have no hope for rehabilitation.
Boisvenu suggested “each assassin should have the right to a rope in his cell to make a decision about his or her life.”
Paul Bernardo, Russell Williams, Willie Pickton and Mohammad Shafia. If they want a rope, give them one!
If these beasts want to meet their maker, what’s so bad about that? They deserve the rope rather than rotting in our prisons, racking up millions at the taxpayer expense. The latest members of the club, the Shafias, not only killed innocent girls who wanted to embrace the Canadian way, they’re now going to cost Canadian taxpayers an estimated $10 million to keep them locked up.
The left is predictably outraged. Interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel called Boisvenu’s comments “against the law.” But we all know the good senator was speaking from the heart — and from experience.
Boisvenu is the founding president of the Murdered or Missing Persons’ Families Association. He established the group after his 27-year-old daughter, Julie, was abducted, raped and murdered by a repeat offender in 2002. Unfortunately, he knows all too well what’s it’s like for the victims — and what’s it’s like when a criminal’s rights trump theirs. Boisvenu has already been cowed into apologizing and retracting his statements.
But why should he? Is it really so bad to provide murderers the tools to kill themselves in jail? Many lefties have absolutely no problem with assisted suicide.
When the pain that wracks a person’s body is so great, when the agony is beyond control, they’ve just got to give up the ghost.
Shafia, Bernardo, Williams, Pickton. They got off lucky. They deserve the rope for what they’ve done.
And if we’re not the ones to actually put the rope around their neck, why not let them take matters into their own hands? Who are we to stand in their way?
I’ve got no time for them.
And neither should the Canadian people.