Activists gathered at the risibly renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. last night, protesting the death penalty for Alfred Bourgeois. Because of course liberals and race-baiters would take the side of a man who sexually tortured and then brutally murdered his own two-year-old child.
Bourgeois, 55 at the time of his execution this week, was convicted in 2004 for physically and emotionally torturing, sexually molesting, and beating his daughter to death.
CBS reminds us of his grisly actions:
…Bourgeois whipped the girl with an electrical cord, burned her feet with a cigarette lighter and hit her in the head with a plastic baseball bat so hard that her head swelled, then refused to seek medical treatment for her, court documents say. Prosecutors also said he sexually abused her.
Her toilet training allegedly enraged Bourgeois and he would sometimes force her to sleep on a training toilet.
It was during a trucking run to Corpus Christi, Texas, that he ended up killing the toddler. Again angered by her toilet training, he grabbed her inside the truck by her shoulders and slammed her head on the windows and dashboard four times, court filings say.
“It should not have taken 18 years to receive justice for our angel,” the girl’s family said as the man’s life was finally snuffed out by lethal injection.
But that hasn’t stopped the left attempting to ride to his rescue. Apparently his daughter – known in court documents as ‘JG’ – wasn’t the black life that mattered here. The pedophilic murderer’s was.
The only true injustice is that it took the state so long to enforce the death penalty.
The informal federal execution moratorium – since 2003 – has meant many families failed to see justice delivered for nearly 20 years. Now it is finally being meted out, leftists activists and the media are portraying it as “racist.”
What such people are actually saying is that murder, pedophilia, or even low IQ (the latest “defense” of Bourgeois) are predominantly qualities found within Black America: an offensive, moronic, and racist argument in and of itself.
Furthermore, anti-death penalty activists – including libertarians who allege the state shouldn’t take lives – would do better to aim their outrage at the one million abortions that take place each year with the assistance of the tax payer.
For those able to hold both positions in tandem, another thing to bear in mind is what “the state” actually is in this situation: the will of the people in the most extreme of circumstances – often the same kind of extreme circumstances pro-abortion activists cite to defend a liberal take on the killing of babies.
“What if your uncle raped you and locked you up and made you his sex slave!?”
This argumentum ad-Fritzl is a cowardly retreat from the real world of policy-making. Governments don’t make policies that apply to the majority because of the most extreme cases. That’s why the death penalty isn’t handed down willy nilly. Nor should it be. And that’s why many conservatives will – albeit reluctantly – countenance abortion in such extreme cases, but not as the norm.
To remove from this Earth those who commit the most heinous crimes against humanity and don’t even deserve the piddling amount of dignity left with a life in prison is our final backstop against evil incarnate.
This is not to advocate for the death penalty as an easy or regular option, either. Ending life is not in the conservative or Western philosophical tradition for anything beyond what we see as the most ungodly encroachment into our communities. It is clear Alfred Bourgeois and his actions absolutely represented that.
When evidence is beyond doubt, we should celebrate the death penalty. That day is today.
Bourgeois was the spawn of the devil, and we can be glad he’s dead.