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Bobby Jindal Signs Chemical Castration Bill

Amazingly good news. And timely too, if you consider my recent posts “Clearing the Ghetto” and “Better Behavior through Chemistry.” Bobby Jindal has signed a bill allowing for the chemical castration of certain criminals. While the bill itself is aimed at reducing sexually-driven crimes with high recidivism, an obvious implication of the bill is improved genetic health of the population. Preventing criminals from breeding is an important part of preventing crime, because criminal behavior is heritable.

Jindal Signs Chemical Castration Bill » Outside The Beltway | OTB
Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal yesterday signed the “Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill” hours after the Supreme Court overturned that state’s law allowing capital punishment for child rapists. It “provides that on a first conviction of aggravated rape, forcible rape, second degree sexual battery, aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile when the victim is under the age of 13, or an aggravated crime against nature, the court may sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration. On a second conviction of the above listed crimes, the court is required to sentence the offender to undergo chemical castration.”

Ben Domenech thinks Jindal is sending a suggestive message to the Supreme Court. But, of course, the law had passed through the legislative process before the Court’s 5-4 ruling, so it’s merely a politically happy coincidence.

America deserves to be remain a great nation, and part of this of course is increasing our population. But increasing the quality of our population, improving our human capital, is important too. Weeding out criminals and sexuals predators is part of that process.

While we should always focus on eugenics and healing people, preventing harm and fighting dysgenics is important, too. Men can breed well into very old age, long after they are released from prison. Chemical castration can stop that.

Democrats v. Catholics

Markos Moulitsas Zuniga writes “The gloves are coming off in Lousiani” in response to this weird, anti-Catholic advertisement put out by the Lousiani State Democratic Party

Not stopping there, he posted a bizarre pueudo-summary of an article previously written by Jindal for the New Oxford Review.

Much of the nonsense about the relationship between Church and State comes from the late 19th century, when anti-immigrant nativists targeted Catholics (Irish, Italians, Poles, etc.) as un-American and un-Christian. It’s no surprising that Louisiana’s Democratic Party, facing a second-generation American and first-generation Catholic, decided to play the faith card again.

Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana

Welcome to Shreveport, Louisiana, a city where a sign like this is necessary:

If indeed random strangers calling the fire department because of a piercing bell is a backup system, good. However, if the alarms of passers-bye is the primary method for informing the fire department of a disaster in Louisiana, then… no wonder.

(The rest of this post is harsher than I intended. I assume I am still recovering my wits from the bus ride from hell).

Shreveport (or, in fairness, that part of Shreveport within walking distance of the Greyhound Bus Terminal) reminded me of a city that reminded me of other cities. Sites from all over where there, from the construction cranes (if on a clear-sky day)

and the odd show-off church

of Beijing. Shreveport is also a town where the Union is Second to None

except right across the street, of course, where a violent revolution aimed at abolishing the Constitution in wished to make the Union so

Take another look at the previous two flags, and their context. The one celebrating The United States, Liberty, and the lives such an achievement took is on private land. The one dedicated to those who created the deadliest war in American history — those who distracted America from her responsibility to her hemisphere, and allowed France to invade North America — is government land. Banks, too, flew Old Glory

The last three pictures in this post are short on meaning, but long on pretty. Two are shots with window reflections, which I came to appreciate after Arbitrary-Day-in-July Fireworks. The last is of a highways sign which, frankly, is neat.

Hurricane Katrina Timeline

Regular tdaxp readers will remember that I missed the hurricane. The news channels are very now-centric, so it has been hard to figure out what happened, why Bush is being blamed, etc. Fortunately, a friend sent me a link to the Katrina Timeline

Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation. The President’s call came just prior to the news conference and occurred after the decision had already been made. for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding. Revised 9/6 (HT: Jay) Lexis-Nexis Subscription needed to access link.

“There doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight,” Blanco said.

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Lousiana for the Louisianers

Louisiana reinstates anti-gay marriage amendment,” Associated Press, http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2999778, 19 January 2005 (from DU).

A decision everybody should hail

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court today unanimously reinstated the anti-gay marriage amendment to the state constitution that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in September.

The high court reversed a state district judge’s ruling in October striking down the amendment on the grounds that it violated a provision of the state constitution requiring that an amendment cover only one subject.

“Each provision of the amendment is germane to the single object of defense of marriage and constitutes an element of the plan advanced to achieve this object,” the high court said.

The court’s ruling puts the amendment in the constitution.

Its a federalist victory because Lousiana is able to change their constitution as they see fit. It’s an antihomosexualist victory for obvious reasons. It’s even a “creeping homosexualist” victory because it slow momentum for a federal amendment (why bother when states can do so on their own?).

Congrats Louisiana!