Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison this week for sexting an under-aged girl. It’s about time!
Weiner, who wept openly when the punishment was announced had begged that the judge give him probation because he was “fighting his sex addiction problem”. Apparently the judge, also a woman, decided that she needed to make an example of a high-profile pervert and threw the book at him. But she wasn’t as harsh as she could have been. Weiner could have been given a ten year sentence.
Frankly, it’s about time that judges in this country start throwing the book hard and heavy at elected officials, celebrities, and other famous folks who have done wrong and usually get away with either a wrist slap or nothing at all. And yes…I’m looking in your direction, Hillary Clinton. For far too long there has been a double standard of justice in this country. One for the folks that are well known and famous and can afford a bank of attorneys that only the largest corporations in America could afford, and another standard for the rest of us, who usually have to drain our life savings to pay for an attorney (and not a very good one) to walk us through to some plea bargain if we’re lucky.
I would love nothing more than to see those “famous” folks that are found guilty be doing some really hard time in some really ugly places. Think about what happens if you get pulled over for DUI. Think about what happens if you get nailed with embezzlement or theft, or God forbid murder! Now, I’m a law and order kind of guy. If you’re guilty, you should pay the price. But just because you and I have to pay the price doesn’t mean that those people like Anthony Weiner should skate because he’s a former congressman and was married to Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin. Oh, by the way, she’s already filed for divorce. It’s probably the smartest thing she’s done in the past 20 years.
It’s about time these judges “make examples” out of people like this. And the same thing should happen on both sides of the aisle. If you’re in congress and you treat the law like toilet paper, you should be in one of the nastiest, dirtiest, grimiest prisons in the land. And if you wake up to someone named Bubba beating the crap out of you every day for what you did, maybe he will beat some sense into you!
If you keep your nose clean in life, you have no worries. If you don’t commit crimes, if you don’t trash the Golden Rule, you shouldn’t have to worry. Oh, I’m not talking about the speeding ticket or parking ticket. I’m talking about crime. Sexting a 15 year old girl is just wrong. I don’t care that you say you’ve got “an addiction”. You are a pervert in that case, and you should be put away. We’ve gotten way too liberal in this society trying to blame all of the crimes people commit on the way they were raised, or they were abused as kids, or their wife doesn’t kiss them good morning enough, or any hogwash like that. You are an adult. Learn to live like an adult or you need to be put away from decent society.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!