Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What part of "rule of law" does Tom Tancredo not understand?

It seems that Tom Tancredo and 28 other Congressmen have signed a letter asking Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to not extradite Duane "Dog" Chapman to face charges of conspiracy and illegal detention in Mexico.

I say extradite him. We signed the treaty, and treaties are part of the law of the land. It's about the rule of law, Congressman, the very same reason you claim to be opposing the President's approach to immigration - you claim his approach rewards people who have broken the law.

Well, Duane Chapman entered Mexico, where bounty hunting is illegal. He and two of his employees detained a person, and took him to the USA. He broke the law.

So, shouldn't he be extradited to face justice, like any other lawbreaker? Or are you only interested in the rule of law for some and not for others?

If it's the latter, then there's a word to describe Tom Tancredo: Hypocrite.


salvage said...

Holy crap!

I agree with you 100%!


SJ Reidhead said...

Don't you know the rules don't apply to Tancredo? He is above the law. After all, he has joined with God as one of the Holy Father's two primary advisors.

The Pink Flamingo