The Judge sentenced Richard C. Reid, aka -the ‘Shoe Bomber’ and then threw in a few extra licks:
“This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before.
I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing? It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea. See that flag, Mr. Reid? That’s the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag Stands for freedom. And it always will.”
Thank you Judge William Young!
Thank you for saying what most Americans believe but unfortunately our own Secretary of Homeland Security and sadly, even our President are afraid to say.
The sentence was handed down in December (he got life by the way along with an aggregate fine of $2 million, although how he’ll come up with that is curious).
Did you know about it? Neither did I. It came to me from one of my ‘Get Off Your Butt’ readers but it needs to be shouted from every rooftop! So pass it along to everyone you know, and please don’t forget those very freedoms that US District Judge Young speaks of are at risk as our government continues chipping away, having taken over car companies, dictating corporate pay, shoving unions down our throat, the attempted takeover of health care as they regulate more and more of our lives, redistributing our hard-fought gains in the name of “social justice”. It’s time for a major do-over!
Don’t forget -vote ’em out!
Get Off Your Butts!