Buttigieg Opposes Death Penalty for Terrorists but Agrees with Abortion
On Thursday, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana announced his “Douglass Plan,” which he says is aimed at fixing racial and equality issues within the nation. Which is fine except, that’s not the real reason he wants change.
Buttigieg says, “Named after American hero Frederick Douglass, this plan demands we take aggressive steps toward fulfilling long-broken promises of true equality, including reforming broken systems, strengthening access to credit, and injecting capital into the Black community.”
The plan would seek to “eliminate incarceration for drug possession, reduce sentences for other drug offenses and apply these retroactively, legalize marijuana, and expunge past convictions.”
In addition, the plan would also call for the end of solitary confinement, private prisons, and the death penalty. According to Buttigieg, “As we work to end mandatory minimums for nonviolent offenses, as we work to put an end to prolonged solitary confinement, which is a form of torture, here too, we must be intentional about fixing disparities that have strong and deeply unfair racial consequences.”
“Speaking of sentencing disparities, it is time to face the simple fact that capital punishment as seen in America has always been a discriminatory practice and we would be a fairer and safer country when we join the ranks of modern nations who have abolished the death penalty.”
He said of the death penalty, “There are people who may deserve to die. I just don’t know anybody who deserves to kill them.” Clearly, he never served his nation in combat, fighting for our freedoms.
He says this goes for everyone, including known and accused terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Mohammed’s military tribunal is scheduled for January 11. 2021 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the murder of 2,976 Americans. But Buttigieg believes it would be wrong for him to be sentenced to death. He said, “I do believe that the moral consequence of killing somebody who is defenseless for any reason goes against certainly what I’ve been taught about the way we’re supposed to treat human life.”
So because Mohammed is in custody and “defenseless,” it isn’t fair to kill him? What if we place a gun in his hand or bomb? Would it be ok then? He wouldn’t be defenseless, right? And he certainly wasn’t defenseless when he thought up and helped organize the hijacking of four planes that would lead to deaths of nearly 3,000 people.
We aren’t sure we believe any of this.
Firstly, simply because none of it makes sense. Suddenly, we are no longer supposed to punish crimes.
Oh’ you have illegal drugs? No big deal. It’s ok. You committed a heinous crime years ago. Ok, that’s fine. Let’s give you a reduced sentence, free housing, the right to vote, good credit, and anything else you want. Nope, don’t worry, you won’t have to work for it like the rest of the country does. We’ll just give it to you.
That is precisely what these changes do. They make crime an ok thing. They give it an approval rating and why? Because our jails and criminal justice system house more black lives than any other race. And Buttigieg needs black votes. So he wants to ease up on crime, agree to reparation, end the death penalty, and legalize marijuana. Maybe then he’ll get what he needs.
Secondly, its clear Buttigieg doesn’t really care about “defenseless” lives. Just look at his stance on abortion. Can you think of a more defenseless human being than an unborn child? And yet Buttigieg, says they don’t matter. He trusts “women to draw the line.”
But what about when those women just don’t want to be pregnant? When they don’t want to lose their figure. Or maybe the baby isn’t a girl like they wanted. Perhaps the child has a deformity or down syndrome. Does that mean its ok to say that child won’t matter, that it doesn’t deserve a chance at life?
Of course, according to him, they aren’t human beings until they actually breathe air for the first time after birth. He even claims the Bible says this, that life begins with breath. He must have missed the verse that says punishment, even life for life, is due to anyone who harms an unborn child (Exodus 21:22-23).
Nope, we aren’t buying it. What it all boils down to for Buttigieg are votes. Just like most other liberal politicians, he wants power, and he’ll do anything to get it.