Child molesters are the lowest scum on the human food chain. John Couey kidnapped, raped and buried little Jessica Lunsford alive. Edward Duncan III murdered a family and then kidnapped the two surviving children up in Idaho. Shasta Groene was rescued, but Duncan had already raped and murdered her brother; Dillon – Shasta was repeatedly raped by this animal. Unlike many, I am not squeamish and would have no problem pulling the trigger on these perverts who should never have been running loose to rape and kill.
There’s no question the states have dropped the ball on child molesters who rape and murder America’s young. The blame isn’t just weak kneed, gutless state judges, but the legislatures themselves for not cracking down with tougher laws and 100 percent mandatory tracking at all times. The states like to say they don’t have the money, but I say: priority vs. importance. Deport the 20 million criminals (illegal aliens) hiding out in the states costing them tens of billions of dollars in welfare and law enforcement, and make those tax revenues available for tracking these animals, as well as hunting down the 100,000 running loose who have not registered in their state.
These high-profile cases – like Jessie Lunsford – that rip your heart out have prompted Congress to once again meddle in states’ affairs. H.R. 3132 is another blatant power grab. It was passed by the house on Sept. 14, 2005, and has now gone to the counterfeit senate. A few brave souls like Congressman Ron Paul voted against it. H.R. 3132, the Children’s Safety Act, also contains more “hate crime” language tucked away in the mountains of text.
The Children’s Safety Act of 2005 is sweeping and gives Congress jurisdiction where they have none. Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to make criminal only four types of conduct: treason, piracies and felonies on the high seas, counterfeiting, and offenses against the laws of nations. H.R. 3132 unconstitutionally gives the green light for the feds to set up a national database, tighten mandatory minimums for crimes of violence against children, expand the category of crimes to include juvenile sex offenses and possession of child pornography, and a create new definition of sex offense.
The tracking, arrest, prosecution and incarceration of these perverts falls under the Tenth Amendment. I can’t strongly enough urge that Americans read two very important cases on this issue: Marbury v. Madison and Lopez v. United States. The states of the Union can set up Memorandums Of Understanding between each other to share databases and work together. That is the constitutional way to address the problem. This bill also contains a threat from the feds that if the states don’t comply, they will withhold federal money for other programs that isn’t theirs to give under the Constitution.
None of us can even begin to feel the pain of the families whose children are raped and murdered by child predators. However, we can all demand our state legislatures and governors make this issue a top priority instead of fund-raising lunches. As I said in my column last week, the U.S. Constitution is not an NFL playbook to be ignored and abused – even for an issue as critical as child predators. I know this is a difficult concept for many when you have members of Congress and law professors who don’t believe the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land:
“We have no unalienable rights. The Constitution is merely a piece of paper. Government should not be restrained because it can do good things for people.”
– Alan Dershowitz, professor of law, Sept. 27, 2000, during a debate at Franklin & Marshall
“… when the president decides to go to war, he no longer needs a declaration of war from Congress.”
– Robert Reich, former secretary of labor under Bill Clinton, Jan, 7, 1999, USA Today
“There are things in the Constitution that have been overtaken by events, by time. Declaration of war is one of them … There are things no longer relevant to a modern society … Why declare war if you don’t have to? … We are saying to the president, use your judgment … Inappropriate, anachronistic, it isn’t done anymore …”
– Congressman Henry Hyde, R-Ill., Oct. 3, 2002, hearings on H.J. Resolution 114
Buried inside H.R. 3132 is more unconstitutional and dangerous language under Sec. 1002: “The incidence of violence motivated by the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim poses a serious national problem.” This language obviously attempts to legitimize the toxic sexual preferences of sodomites and lesbians. “Hate” crimes are just another tool that is being used to justify more and more draconian laws and enforcement.
When one person commits violence against another, it’s obvious they don’t like them – which could be for any number of reasons. The perpetrator might even hate the object of their violence. However, this is clearly beyond Congress’ authority to legislate criminal conduct as so articulately defined in the U.S. Constitution.
This republic is being turned into a totalitarian police state run by a central body that continues to use more and more force against the 50 sovereign states and the citizenry. Sun tzu said you can defeat your enemy by making them ask for their own death while thinking its a good idea. The 2006 elections will be our last shot.