I am a social liberal on most areas of social policy. However, my life experiences have led me to reconsider some of them. The one area I am not liberal is on crime and this crime in particular. I believe in the death penalty for pedophiles and violent rapists,provided there is genetic evidence.
Many people live under the myth that criminals can be cured in prison. There is no cure for pedophiles and violent sexual predators. The recidivism rate has always been fairly high for these types of criminals. If one has a mad dog the best thing to do is take it out of its misery.
Many people mistake pedophiles for homosexuals. The homosexuals I know would never engage in that type of behavior. There are heterosexual pedophiles of both sexes, but the media does have an agenda. Many of the pedophelia cases reported in the paper are from the Catholic Church. The other cases involve a hot female school teacher and a teen age boy, it sells tabloids.
I am wondering if the Mark Foley had pursued 16 year old girls would there be this type of reaction. My hunch is probably, sexual misbehavior seems to be tolerated more
in the Democratic party of Kennedy, Clinton and Frank. I am certain that Mc Greevey will make another run for public office in the future. None of the the above crimes involved minors, yet nobody died as in Capaquidick.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but none of these people should ever be considered for public office including Foley. However, the party that has sent Ted Kennedy to the Senate for thirty years needs to look at its own values.
Beamish in 08, Ducky to Gitmo