This alleged suspect was once walking the streets due to the character of America's Law of Grace and mercy. Better to have a Man of conviction who is a cautious leader then one who throws away the key. Gov. Huckabee, as Governor's of any State, did his job well. This unfortunate incident has many people saying "if only I had done this".
We live in a judicial system that is ran by politically correct feelings, that the line between circumstantial facts and direct evidence is so blurred, the Judge reads the Law to the Jurists and it seems to be like glass as the words fall to the floor, much like the truth of Jury Nullification.
The number of Souls who repented and have gone on to be respectable citizens from Governor Huckabee's pardon does not justify the loss of life from one who disrespects their Mercy. But to not have pardons for your sins, leaves your liberty in a very difficult position. The Old Testament with it's eye for an eye had a system of redemption. Not so sure about the Islam's Shariah Law for it to is an eye for an eye.
Don't opportunity do this often but this circumstance demands this:
And, behold a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, what is written in the law? how readest thou? And he, answering, said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right; this do, and thou shalt live.Luke x. 25-28.
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matt. xxii 35-40. http://www.qhpress.org/quakerpages/qhoa/wilton.htm
Did you know that a jury is over the Judge and that they can ignore evidence and declare the defendant innocent due to overriding circumstance. No appeal can be afforded to being found innocent.
Jury Nullification Rights
Jason, don't know the whole story here. I am sure you may think justified in your move. Thankyou in your civility towards whatever has you upset. I see your blogging continues. Hang in there Brother. We all have a Nation to save in 2010. Let us all remember to keep the Quest front and center. As of Governor Huckabee, there is not one individual as of yet who has the maturity and insight to lead our Quest as he does. If he will graciously run for President in 2012, God Bless him. Who knows why he should as mean and ugly as this Nation has become. God save it's Soul the Founding Fathers birthed.