Saturday, January 14, 2012

What Was Haley Barbour Thinking?

I simply am shocked by outgoing Mississippi governor Haley Barbour’s decision to set free a whole slate of convicted murderers and rapists.   Even if he’s correct in his assumption that they are no threat to society, what about honoring the judicial system and the punishment it meted out?   Indeed, in drawing on the teachings of forgiveness in his personal faith as ground for the pardons,  Barbour commits a secular mortal sin – putting personal religious beliefs above the rule of law.

A very unfortunate end to an otherwise stellar political career

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