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It is interesting that people on the Right are trying to claim that Dylann was obviously insane or on drugs. But the manifesto did not really seem like the rant of an insane man. The motivation of his attack was clear - he felt his people were under attack and he had an obligation to strike back.
I suppose one can go back through previous attacks on Black churches and revise the motivations of the assailants to "insanity".....but that would be pure hogwash, just as it would be hogwash to say that the 9-11 hijackers were "mentally ill", that their prime motivation for carrying out their terrorism was not ideology.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
SIMON: Do you see anything to suggest an insanity plea in this case?
FOX: No. I would - it's very, very difficult, first of all, to successfully plead insanity in these cases. Generally jury - even if there's compelling evidence that insanity is plausible, juries certainly don't buy it. They look at nine people killed and they believe, not wrongly, but they do believe that someone who will get away with murder if they are found not guilty by reason of insanity. There's nothing here that would suggest that he didn't know what he was doing. And I - an insanity plea, in this case, would in all likelihood fail.
Criminal Justice Professor Discusses Charleston Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof : NPR
The point is the colonists were following British law of their own free will and that's why they didn't have representation in parliament. So when the British started to tax them, the colonists said, fine, but we want representation in your government in return. The British ignored their demands and the colonists got angry and booted the Brits back where they came from. So you see, the colonies never really belonged to the British in the first place.
That's a little different than trying to secede from your country in order to keep human beings in bondage against their will, don't you think?
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