Now that most of the months-long hype (or was it years? It seems like years) over the Durham / Nifong scandal has died down, we can discuss it here (’cause now we actually know what happened and we can’t indulge it guesswork and flapjaw).
Nifong needs to hang. Literally. Its not because I hate him– I’ve never met him. Its because he committed the worst possible form of betrayal: Someone in the Public Trust turning Public Predator. Someone who’s sole job it was to protect Liberty & Justice turned enemy of Liberty & Justice.
I pity the fool, yet at the same time realize that if he doesn’t receive the maximum possible sentence, others will more likely follow in his footsteps. If he gets away with disbarment and saying he’s sorry, we will have demonstrated that the cost of such a despicable and far-reaching crime is quite low. We will have invited more of the same and we will get more of the same.
As much as I love Liberty, as much as I love my children and want them and every other American to live in Liberty, free to pursue their dreams of excellence, I want this pile of crap, and a few others who went along with him, to swing. In Public. Justice demands it, as an example to anyone who might get similar ideas, and as an example to all of us that someone believes our Liberty to be worth defending. This society (our country of millions!) is not a toy for the cheap amusement of a few thousand public “servants”.