This week it was published in the newspaper that in Randolph County you will not be arrested for concealed carry. It’s a great day for everyone that feels their second amendment rights are protected, but I’ve decided that it’s not in my best interest to carry because I don’t know if I can be trusted to do the right thing, and that means not taking the law into my own hands when I see someone doing something against the law because I don’t trust the “law” to make it right. I’m speaking about animal abuse. I’m speaking about the things I see online but not right now in Randolph County, but could see at some point because people are people, like tying a dog to the bumper of your vehicle and dragging it until it’s almost dead. I’m afraid the sight of something like that would put me over the edge and I might do something like shoot someone’s kneecaps out if given half a chance to do so. Or, as in Houston, TX a seven-count federal grand jury indictment accused a couple of making eight videos of puppies, chickens and kittens being tortured and killed and selling them online. In one case, Brent Wayne Justice used a meat cleaver to slash a puppy’s neck, cut off its tail and slice its leg, according to court records. The pit bull pup died. Nicole Ashley Richards allegedly killed a cat by slitting its throat and stomping its eye with her high heel shoe heel. Authorities said the couple killed the animals in their southwest Houston home. Last week, Federal Judge Sims Lake dismissed five of seven federal counts against them and cited the free speech clause of the 1st Amendment as justification for his decision. That’s right. They were allowed to make these videos of torturing these animals in this horrific manner as their free speech to the world. So I really am not sure in this case who I would shoot first given the opportunity; the sick individuals that hide behind the first amendment in order to torture and maim innocent animals in the most horrific way possible or the federal judge that has a life long job on the bench that is allowing this travesty of justice to continue. I am smart enough to know that I cannot be trusted with a concealed carry weapon because I believe in a world where torture is NOT allowed, and if I saw an animal being tortured in such a manner I can guarantee you that I would shoot at the kneecaps of the individuals that were performing that torture, whether they were invoking their first amendment rights or not. Don’t animals have rights also to live a life without being tortured? Aren’t there animal torture laws in Texas that supersede free speech? What are they going to do when these sick people come for your new born and do the same thing, all in the name of making a video for profit and using free speech as an excuse? What do we do then? So what do you think, Tea Party? I hear you all the time about how people are making a travesty of what our forefathers set aside for our freedoms, and then I read this and I wonder just exactly where do the freedoms end? To say I’m angry about this is an understatement. You might look at this and say but this happened in Texas, so why get your panties in a bind when we live all the way up in Illinois? Well, when things like this happen here and the courts say it is against the law they will overturn it using this travesty of Texas law as an example. We need to get rid of the scum of the earth like the judge that handed down that decision. We need to remove people like him from the bench. He’s not of the people. Maybe he needs his kneecaps shot out (or parts north) so he has some time to think about what it feels like to be tortured. I wonder if I plead my first amendment rights, my free speech, if I videotape it and post it on facebook to show everyone how I like to torture those I don’t agree with. What on earth has become of this country? What happened to common sense and respect? Apparently to be a federal judge in Houston it is a prerequisite that you have none. We need to stand together and say we want better for our animals and our children. I can’t be the only one that is outraged about this. I can’t be the only one that is worried I might cross a line if I see horrors like this happening in someone’s back yard. And since it is becoming the law of the land, it will be in a yard near you soon enough!
Never forget, it is only through you that the Randolph County Humane Society continues to save lives, one by one.