Thursday, June 4, 2020

Left Goes on Attack Against Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul
Just look at these vicious, misleading, tweets:

Here is the truth as to what is going on. Rand Paul told reporters:
 For things to pass unanimously there has to be some give and take in order to try to make the language the best we can get it. We think that lynching is an awful thing that should be roundly condemned and should be universally condemned. I don’t think it’s a good idea to conflate someone who has an altercation where they had minor bruises, with lynching. We think that’s a disservice to those who were lynched in our history, who continue to have, we continue to have these problems. And I think it’s a disservice to have a new 10-year penalty for people who have minor bruising.
And from a statement Rand later issued:
The bill as written would allow altercations resulting in a cut, abrasion, bruise, or any other injury no matter how temporary to be subject to a 10-year penalty. My amendment would simply apply a serious bodily injury standard, which would ensure crimes resulting in substantial risk of death and extreme physical pain be prosecuted as a lynching.
This is a heroic stand by Rand that no other senator was willing to make.

Here is the part of the bill Rand is referring to.
   (1) Offenses involving actual or perceived race,
        color, religion, or national origin.--Whoever, whether
        or not acting under color of law, willfully causes
        bodily injury to any person or, through the use of
        fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or
        incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to
        any person, because of the actual or perceived race,
        color, religion, or national origin of any person--
                  (A) shall be imprisoned not more than 10
                years, fined in accordance with this title, or
 He is correct in objecting to the language. It is draconian. It does indicate a person in a minor altercation could be subject to a 10-year sentence if it is considered a hate crime.


  1. No mention that this is unconstitutional? Since when is this a Federal matter?

  2. This just seems like another hate crime bill.

    When did "lynching" become a catch-all for hate crimes? All the discussion makes me think the bill is making the act of lynching a federal crime, but it doesn't specifically, only in the most roundabout way. I really don't like this purposeful abusing of the language.

    The same thing happens with terms like rape being synonymous with groping-only or lewd looking. This is being a concerning trend.