“Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) wants to ban speech that “threatens” public officials in the interests of “toning down the rhetoric.” Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) wants to reinstate the so-called Fairness Doctrine to regulate talk radio. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) plans to introduce a law banning the carrying of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a “high-profile” government official.”
It is astounding how the first instinct of our leaders after a tragic shooting is to pass new laws addressing tangential, political issues. Wouldn’t it be much better if we all started with making sure Loughner faces justice? If we upheld justice and accountability, everyone would be better off than if we tried to make political hay from a senseless murder.
For my part, I think, if guilty, Mr. Loughner should be executed. Carrying out the death penalty would be a good reminder to us all that life is sacred. (Here is why the Death Penalty is important).