Thursday, March 30, 2006

Free pass?

(Via Drudge)

A hypothetical situation: I'm visiting Washington, DC on business (a pilgrim in an unholy land, to steal a phrase) and I'm in the Capital Building. I walk around a metal detector, then I punch a Capital cop when he tries to stop me. Question: How long will it be before I'm swarmed by police, arrested and charged?

Not very long at all, I'd wager. However, if you're 6 term Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), you not only get a free pass on the assault charge, but you get to "counsel" your asassaultee, his boss, and his boss's boss on the error of their ways.

Question: How long will the citizens of Georgia put up with a nutball like this?

Drudge claims that this is all on tape, and I'd almost bet on that being correct. He also notes that "The cop is pressing charges, and the USCP (United States Capitol Police) are waiting until Congress adjourns to arrest her, a source claims." Question: Why wait? If she broke the law and you have evidence to prove it, why wait at all?

If you're given a free pass because of your race, your sex, your social status or the fact that you changed your hair, then the lesson being taught is that, contrary to my civics classes, there are people above the law.

Question: What happens when laws are disobeyed on a large scale, not by those with the free passes, but because those without think they can get away with it as well?

(FOXNews article here.)

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