Al Gore wants to burn vampires at the stake.
And we don’t have any problem with that.
But we have an issue with the fact that he wants to burn those vampires at the stake for all the bad things they did in the past.
There’s a difference.
In the case of the first one, we should have just let him be burned for it.
We’re not here to hold people responsible for their past.
We’re here to make sure they don’t commit future bad deeds.
In the case of the second one, I can’t do it, since there are some things that the law cannot be trusted to enforce.
For example, if I burned a person for the murder of his first wife, would you believe the same person to be guilty of murder today?
Would you believe that person, the person who had a long and successful marriage, to be a murderer today?
No, you wouldn’t.