Wow, Tucker Carlson really takes that adage ‘an eye for an eye’ to the extreme. While filling in for Sean Hannity on Fox News he made a very very bold statement about Michael Vick. Saying that he should have been…executed! But why?
He said on the new show, “I’m a Christian, I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances,” Carlson said. “But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that. He wasn’t, but the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs? Kind of beyond the pale.”
What prompted his reaction? He was upset that President Obama called the Eagles organization that gave them props for giving Michael Vick a second chance after he went to jail for cruelty to animals. Yes, jail time seems appropriate, but for him to be executed for his crimes? Don’t you think that’s a bit extreme? And what kind of lesson is this teaching kids? That the answer is murder? Not that what Michael Vick did is wrong but isn’t a redemption tale much better than on of revenge?
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