Stuff like this is why Bobby Jindal is so frikkin’ awesome. The Supreme Court
activists justices said that the state of Louisiana can’t execute child rapists, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal retaliated by signing the “Sex Offender Chemical Castration” bill. Sah-weet!
Today, Gov. Jindal signed the “Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill,” authorizing the castration of convicted sex offenders. They get a choice: physical or chemical. Oh, and they don’t just get castrated and leave – they still have to serve out their sentence.
From the release:
SB 144 by Senators Nick Gautreaux, Amedee, Dorsey, Duplessis and Mount provides that on a first conviction of aggravated rape, forcible rape, second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of 13, or an aggravated crime against nature, the court may sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration. On a second conviction of the above listed crimes, the court is required to sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration.
Gov. Jindal made it absolutely clear that signing this bill today was about more than just sending a no-tolerance message across his state: “I want to send the message loud and clear – to the Supreme Court of the United States and beyond – make no mistake about it, if anyone wants to molest children and commit sexual assaults on kids they should not do so here in Louisiana. Here, we will do everything in our power to protect our children and we will not rest until justice is won and we have fully punished those who harm them.”
Anyone want to take bets on how long it will be before liberals start moaning and crying over how cruel and unusual this is, and how we can’t possibly do this to these poor, poor men? Anyone?
See, looking out for the welfare of the victims — and of course, the “children” that liberals claim to so valiantly crusade for — never seems to matter so much to liberals. They’re much more concerned with making sure that murderers, rapists, and their ilk are never, ever uncomfortable or unhappy in any way whatsoever. Start talking about actually punishing them for their crimes, and liberals get furious with righteous indignation. They’re never quite as concerned about the actual crime committed, though. That doesn’t seem to bother them as much.
In any case, high five to Bobby Jindal for showing that, unlike a lot of Republicans, well… he’s still got balls.
Hat Tip: My colleague Jay at Stop the ACLU