I mentioned a couple of days ago that a GOP Caesar would surely soon start thinking longingly about using torture against citizens for domestic crimes, just as the GOP already is orgasmically in love with the manliness of using it against foreigners and even tries to liken it to the saving power of the sacraments.
And none of this perfumed “enhanced interrogation” euphemism so beloved by Catholics trying to avoid the plain language of the Catechism either. This guy is too ignorant or contemptuous of the Church’s teaching (yeah, he’s a Catholic) to have figured out he needs to play the word games perfected by torture apologists of St. Blogs in the struggle to advocate for mortal sin while maintaining plausible deniability:
State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Carmel), a potential 2014 congressional candidate, said on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning that torture is necessary in this and other cases of terrorism to save lives. “If getting that information, including torture, would save one innocent life, including what we’ve seen children, would you use torture?” Ball said. “I would be first in line.”
After Tsarnaev was captured on Friday night, Ball drew criticism when he tweeted, “Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives?”
So, scum bag #2 in custody. Who wouldn’t use torture on this punk to save more lives?
— Greg Ball (@ball4ny) April 20, 2013
Ball, the chairman of the state Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and an Air Force veteran, said he was voicing an opinion that many other Americans share. He described terrorists as playing by a “different set of rules” in a statement Sunday, and said, “playing paddy cake with mass murdering killers is not effective in my opinion.” He reiterated that point Monday on Fox News.
The instant the Bourbon GOP regains power, torture will be back. It remembers everything and learns nothing. And conservative Catholics will, if history is any indication, provide the philosophical and theological rationales for spitting on the Church’s teaching and supporting this filth. Catholics for a Free Choice should open a branch office for conservative Catholic torture zealots. How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity.
Oh. And did you hear the huge outcry from conservative Catholics for the bishops to excommunicate him along with Pelosi for giving scandal and openly dissenting from Church teaching on a matter of mortal sin? Yeah. Me neither. The cafeteria is wide open.