Sunday, March 7, 2010

One Plus One Equals ... Looney-Tunes!

How’s this for tortured logic (no pun intended) ...

When someone is found guilty of a crime, a judge is the only person legally permitted to dish out punishment.

A prison guard is not a judge.

Therefore, if a prison guard beats the living crap out of a prisoner for no reason, he cannot be found guilty of violating the Constitution’s ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.”

Is there any other way of describing that rationale than completely and hopelessly wacky? Of course not! But don’t tell me … tell Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia. Why don't we see how these two arrogant, cold-hearted bastards handle being waterboarded by a prison guard.

No … wait … I’ll volunteer for that detail.


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