It’s not hard to see why people don’t want Rader to be buried in a military cemetery, but Tiahrt’s bill is too vague and unnecessary. A person can get a life sentence for other things besides murder. While Rader made a career of killing people, a confused vet could make one mistake and loose his or her right to a proper burial.
With the new Patriot Act, which Tiahrt whole-heartedly supports, a person could serve a life-sentence without ever being charged with a crime or having a day in court.
As usual, Tiahrt’s bill is poorly thought out, which is not surprising, given that Tiahrt has a hard time thinking anything out.