"I'll govern for all the ambitions of Scotland, and for all of the people who imagine that we can live in a better land. This party, the Scottish party, your party, carries your hope, and we shall carry it carefully, and make the nation proud."
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, Scottish National Party
Prayer does not cure diabetes.
There is no cure for diabetes.
There is a treatment for the symptoms. The negligent parents - should be convicted of negligence, and the whole mob of tearfully preying jerks surrounding them - (no, I did not spell "prey" incorrectly) - , should be convicted as accessories before the fact.
The story says someone called 911 after the victim stopped breathing.
That means that person had a telephone available and could have called 911 when the child was still alive.
Please note, I am quiet capable of separating a persons beliefs from his/her character. Take Ray Comfort for an example. He's a nice, likable, friendly person. His beliefs, however, are moronic.
Give me a reason to respect your beliefs and I will. Faith is not a reason. In fact faith is a lack of reason.
Ignorance is the refuge of faith
It's become very apparent that there is nothing respectable about faith
"If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people"
That doesn't mean the way they practiced their religion is the same that everyone else practices the same religion so I am not blaming the religion on this one I am blaming the parents.
However, no, I do not have to respect it. I may have to tolerate it, but I don't have to respect it.
If I was sitting on their jury, I wouldn't be able to cast a guilty vote on a felony offense, because they had no intent to harm her.
Their clear intent, because of their beliefs, as misguided as they are, was to help.
Source [US Legal | Reckless Homicide] (Local definitions will vary)
The following is an example of a state statute defining reckless homicide:
" Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Homicide.
1. person who unintentionally kills an individual without lawful justification commits involuntary manslaughter if his acts whether lawful or unlawful which cause the death are such as are likely to cause death or great bodily harm to some individual, and he performs them recklessly, except in cases in which the cause of the death consists of the driving of a motor vehicle, in which case the person commits reckless homicide.
Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 07-31-09 at 11:34 AM.
Even though I believe in the rule of law, I disagree with that very concept of this law because of intent.
I have no problem with a minor punishment being implemented, but nothing as great as as a sentencing structure that allows for up to 25 years imprisonment for something that wasn't intended.
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi