"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lost Respect and Decorum For Our Most Revered Institutions

For one thing, the current administration is building an infrastructure, largely unseen, that is rendering our Congress obsolete. Sad but true.

But I want to talk about the State Supreme Court of Vermont in this article. Imagine any "important" judicial body lowering themselves to the point that they are hearing trivial cases. That's what's happening in Vermont as the SSC is trying to determine the value of a dog's love. Is this ridiculous, or what?  Now I know that there are many of you out there who love your dogs. And I've had, and lost, dogs throughout my life too. But they are just dogs! There are thousands of dogs out there just waiting to be adopted!

In the specific case here, a dog got loose, wandered onto someone elses property, and was shot. If this case is found to have merit, then why not a cat? A bird? a Fish? A Snake, even? What about if a dog is hit by a car it's chasing? This is ludicrous, plain and simple. And while I feel bad for anyone who loses a pet at someone elses hand, it is NOT the end of the world, and it should NOT have compensatory damages attached to it.

Wake Up America - more Progressive "feel good" legislation from the bench is on the way!

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