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MANDATORY SENTENCING IS ONLY FOR VIOLATIONS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS | 2003-07-12

Liberals oppose all mandatory sentencing for crimes against persons or property. But they have a consistent mandatory sentence for violations of Political Correctness.

No respectable conservative will ever mention this in a debate over mandatory sentencing.

There was a case in Britain called "The Crown versus Joseph Pierce" (1986). Pierce was accused of "inciting racial hatred." The case got a lot of attention because the court declared that, when it comes to race hate, "The truth is no excuse."

So the court gave Pierce the mandatory one year sentence.

In New York a person with no previous record gets a mandatory one year sentence for carrying a weapon for self-protection.

In France and German, a first offense for contradicting any Politically Correct statement about the Holocaust carries a mandatory one year sentence.

Liberals say that the longest journey begins with a single year.