Friday, April 15, 2005

More Government Abuse of its Legislative Authority

Are these provisions even constitutional? Some of them are reminiscent of the last episode of Seinfeld. Here is a particularly pleasant provision of the Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2004 just passed a House judiciary subcommittee, and now heads to the full committee for a vote next week.

One provision would:

"Mandate life in prison for persons 21 years or older convicted a second time of distributing drugs to a person under 18 or convicted a first time after a felony drug conviction has become final."

That's life in Prison folks. The other provisions are just as bad.

Kid Handsome


Anonymous Badger said...

Actually I like that provision, cuts down on all of the wannabe drug dealers that I see. Maybe harsher penalties will make someone think twice about selling crack to some kid in the city.

12:50 PM  
Blogger The Management said...

I might agree if anyone could cite one example of how harsher penalties ever actually led to reduced crime.

Further, look at that provision that applies to parents. On it's face (by requiring cooperation with the govt.) it's unconstitutional.

4:07 PM  

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