Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has taken a knife to judicial activism. Following yesterday’s outrageous U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting the death penalty for child rapists, Gov. Jindal signed a law authorizing the castration of convicted rapists. The new law authorizes a court to impose chemical castration for a first conviction of a sex crime against a child under the age of 13. Upon a second conviction, chemical castration is mandatory. In addition, the court has the option of imposing physical castration.
“The Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill is a good bill, and I am especially glad to sign it into Louisiana law today, on the same day the Supreme Court has made an atrocious ruling against our state’s ability to sentence those who sexually assault our children to the fullest extent. Those who prey on our children are among the very worst criminals imaginable,” Gov. Jindal said.
“Not only as the Governor of this great state, but as a father of three children, I believe that sexually assaulting a child is one of the very worst crimes and I am glad we have taken such strong measures in Louisiana to put a stop to these monsters’ brutal acts. I want to send the message loud and clear – to the Supreme Court of the United States and beyond – make no mistake about it, if anyone wants to molest children and commit sexual assaults on kids they should not do so here in Louisiana. Here, we will do everything in our power to protect our children and we will not rest until justice is won and we have fully punished those who harm them.”
America needs more governors like Bobby Jindal, and fewer judges like Anthony Kennedy.