Because I write about crime and culture I tend to use the term “hug-a-thug” a great deal, which in crime circles is short hand for the bleeding heart liberalism that sees criminals as victims that can cured of criminal tendencies though good intentions. Until recently I always assumed a misguided, pretentious and naive motive of hug-a-thug policies but OWS violence, and the leftist elite reaction to it, made me suspicious. Now the chilling words of two prominent Democrats leave no doubt that the Democratic Party has a pro-criminal agenda, designed perhaps to appeal to what they believe is the underclass and the revolutionary sentiment of youth.
From The Washington Times:
House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.
The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House’s debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.
“‘Shoot-first’ laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn’t be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people,” said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the two Democrats who are offering the legislation. “This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don’t enforce seat-belt laws.”
What this statement literally says is that the Democrats believe that you should be willing to be mugged, raped and possibly murdered before being able to defend yourself or others. Think it through. If you have a legal responsibility to retreat when home invaders kick in your front door you must try to flee through the back, leaving your loved ones at the mercy of the criminals. If you come across a woman being raped you have to flee and let the rape continue. If you witness a kidnapping or an assault flee and let the violence continue.
Who does this benefit? The Trayvon Martin amendment is nothing but a criminal protection act that exposes the contempt Keith Elison and Raul Grijalva have for law abiding citizens and the victims of crime. They are trying to make it federal law that rapists, child molesters, home invaders, muggers and all the other scum in America can do anything they want to you and your loved ones and you may not fight back until they are in the process of murdering you.
If that’s not being pro-criminal I don’t know what is.