Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Help the Weak Die

What does society do to those who would torment another to suicide? Read the Washington Post, Kids gone wild, parents gone missing.

When it is everyone for themselves, there will be coercion, cruelty, and a lack of empathy.

Does the Pastor Condone Cop Killing?

Chuck Baldwin is the pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida, and was the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party for the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.

In his latest column, Baldwin appears to condone killing cops. Read The Hutaree Militia Raid, in which he references and approves of an "excellent column entitled “Casus Belli.” In that blog posting, the writer states "it is not necessarily a crime to kill a police officer."

The writer then cites a very, very old case to argue that a person is "not obliged to submit to an unlawful arrest, and he "had the right to use such force as was absolutely necessary to resist an attempted illegal arrest...." Quoting John Bad Elk v. The United States.

BEWARE, it is a crime to resist an arrest with force, even an illegal arrest.

REMEMBER, where the democratic election of government prevails and the law limits the power of government so that neither life, nor liberty, nor property can be taken by the state without due process of law, there is no justification for violence.

The pastor should be ashamed of himself.