Friday, November 09, 2007

Passing For Priorities In New Jersey

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of issues that New Jersey politicians should be tackling in Trenton? Taxes? Corruption? Taxes? Pay to play? Taxes? Infrastructure? Taxes?

Nope, they've decided that repealing the death penalty is a priority and will be accomplished by the end of the year. What gets ignored is the fact that New Jersey hasn't actually carried out a death penalty sentence since 1963.

It doesn't matter where you actually stand on the issue of the death penalty in New Jersey. The state has de facto treated the death penalty as though it doesn't exist. Making the repeal priority now when there are real issues - taxes, corruption, infrastructure that deserve serious attention shows just how unserious Trenton is about all the problems facing the state.

Yet again, we've got evidence that the idiots and insane are not only eligible to vote in New Jersey, but inhabit the walls of Trenton.

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