When Our Leaders Become Evil….

Said on the floor of the House of Representatives by Sheila Jackson Lee, Representative of the 18th Congressional District of Texas:

“Don’t condemn the gangbangers. They’ve got guns that are trafficked — that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.”

Don’t condemn the gangbangers….

Don’t condemn the gangbangers….

Don’t condemn the gangbangers….

Mind = BLOWN.

I never thought such an illogical, perverted sense of justice could ever invade America, but there it is: criminals are not to blame for committing crimes.

So, whose fault is it that they commit crimes?

Apparently, it’s ours (meaning law-abiding citizens). We somehow force them to buy guns illegally (straw-purchasing is illegal and has been for years). And we somehow force them to trade guns illegally (it’s illegal to sell a gun to a felon and it’s illegal for a felon to have a gun in his possession). And we somehow force them to cross state and/or municipal lines with said guns in violation of that location’s gun laws. Oh, and since the cops didn’t catch them doing it, then it’s our fault if they then commit a crime with said illegal gun because we didn’t enforce the law before the crime was committed.

But if we had more laws regulating guns, we could stop that.

How?

See, I took this class in college called phil-o-so-phy. It’s a fancy word that basically means thinking about thinking. You might think that the sky’s pretty at sunset, but phil-o-so-phy asks why you think that. And, for that matter, what is the definition of “pretty”?

One tenant of phil-o-so-phy is that thinking should make sense. You could also say “logical” or “reasonable.” If I say 2+2=4, you see that as sensible. According to all accepted rules of mathematics, that is correct. If I say that 2+2=1,236,769, you would say that’s illogical. That is wrong according to mathematical rules.

So here’s a simple bit of logic for Ms. Jackson Lee:

1)      If current gun laws aren’t stopping crime (according to her); and

2)      If we aren’t able to enforce the laws we do have (also according to her);

…then, according to her own premises, the logical conclusion is:

Adding more laws will not stop crime, nor will those new laws be any more enforceable than the laws we already have.

At which point, you ask: What’s the point of passing more? What’s the point of doing something again that didn’t work the first time? Einstein himself said that was the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Now, doesn’t that make sense?

I’m not sure whether we’re headed faster towards the world of “1984” or “Atlas Shrugged,” but when blithering idiots like that are in charge of our government, it’s for certain we’re entering some sort of dark, dystopian era.

Although, Representative Jackson Lee not an idiot so much as she is evil.

Yes, evil.

When someone commits an act of evil (a crime) and then you say they’re not to blame for it, but rather the fault lies with the victim (i.e. the society who had to bear the brunt of the crime), then that is evil.

In fact, I would hold that’s even more evil than the criminal and the original crime, because the criminal is usually honest that he’s doing something wrong; he knows and he does it anyways. (I say this from experience, having worked for nearly 3 years in a law office; our criminal clients almost always admit some level of guilt.) What’s not honest is blaming the victim.

This is like a man who hits his wife and then tells her, “You made me do it.” According to Ms. Jackson Lee, gangbangers aren’t to blame for shooting people; society is to blame for not keeping the gangbangers from breaking the law. We were asking for it.

I’m not much of a Bible-quoter, but the prophet Micah warned that the destruction of Israel would come because the “heads of the house of Jacob detest justice and make crooked that which was straight.”

And I can’t think of a better example of the straight being made crooked than by Representative Jackson Lee’s remark, “Don’t condemn the gangbangers.”

Even if you don’t believe in Divine Justice, simple logic will tell you that any system which turns the victim into the criminal and the criminal into the victim will not long survive.

And don’t think she’s Texas’ problem. According to her website, “Congresswoman Jackson Lee has been a leader, setting policy for the security of America’s airports, chemical plants, refineries, hospitals and other critical infrastructures.”

That’s not environmental policy she’s setting; that’s as a “senior Member of the Committee on Homeland Security.” That means someone who says gangbangers aren’t to blame for being violent criminals, and who obviously can’t think logically, is in charge of the policies which guard our airports, chemical plants, refineries, hospitals, and other critical infrastructures.

Talk about putting the lunatics in charge of the asylum.

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