Why is killing someone supposed to be such a horrible sin, but at the same time you want to give the government the power to do exactly that?
Why is it when it comes to providing food assistance or medical care to poor children or the elderly, the government is a giant fumbling erroneous bureaucracy that is filled with mistakes and inefficiencies, but when it comes to executing someone, everyone here has so much faith in the government?
How much of this insatiable bloodlust is coming from self-professed Christians? You know who else was executed by the state after being convicted of a crime? That's right. Even Jesus Christ himself spoke to, and forgave criminals who were being executed along side him.
Waaaaaaaaahhh..cop killer dead..
Re-impose the death sentence for Mumia now..
I understand why people want the death penalty.
Yes, I do think it is better to house and feed a murderer for decades than for the government to murder him. I think depriving someone of their freedom for the rest of his life is a fair punishment for murder. I don't live in a death penalty state.
Taking life is not always "murder". It happens in wars all the time. It happens in self-defence. It's really about the justification.
On the other hand, were there any protestors at the execution of the white suppremacist (tried and convicted under George Bush, and executed under Rick Perry) who drug the black guy to his death behind a pickup?
Oh yes, Einstein said that everything is relative according to your particular point of view.........
Maybe they should've tried the baby seal method on the cop killer..
Pros or cons of the DP aside*, what is often overlooked is that the vast majority, if not all, of these people executed have criminal pasts that put them in the position of being arrested and tried for the crime in the first place.
Long true story short, in my early 20's I knew some very bad and vicious people. 2 of them are serving triple life sentences for 1st degree murder. Another is serving life without parole for shooting a store manager during a robbery. Noonie probably knows which case I am talking about. In the 2nd instance, I had given this person and his accomplice a ride only a couple days earlier. We stopped at a party store for some beer, but they did not rob the place. Had it been a couple days later, I may have been the driver in the store murder.
Last year I testified in the trial that got him convicted (30 years after the crime).
I may not have been guilty of anything except bad judgement, but I was hardly innocent.
Point is that had I been the driver the night of the shooting, in some states I would have been as guilty as the shooter and if it was a DP state, just as executable. I put myself in that position, no one else did and would have only myself to blame.
So no, I have no sympathy for these people, regardless of how I feel about the DP.
It may sound trite, but you reap what you sow.
*Would rather see that instead of an execution, they do a 23 hour solitary lock down with the only furniture, other than a bed, be a short rope hanging from the ceiling and a tall chair.
20 to 50 years of that would probably eliminate the need.
"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's"..in other words, obey the law of the land. Give to God that which is God's, and give that which is Caesar's, to Caesar = pay taxes = obey the law.How much of this insatiable bloodlust is coming from self-professed Christians? You know who else was executed by the state after being convicted of a crime? That's right. Even Jesus Christ himself spoke to, and forgave criminals who were being executed along side him.
I don't see a problem here.
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