Showing posts with label death penalty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label death penalty. Show all posts

10 March 2019

An Opinion Piece : I am in favor of capital punishment. ...

"I am in favor of capital punishment. Your opposing points of view and comments are welcomed. But don’t even think you will change my mind! The only thing you will get me agree to is that the “form” of execution should NOT be crucifixion. ..."

Capital punishment or the death penalty is still a heated topic being debated on a fairly regular basis.

The CONs steadfastly remain CON or AGAINST; while the PROs continue to remain PRO or FOR and posit that the CONs (those who oppose capital punishment) are really only supporting the convicts and they should shower their compassion, sympathy and possibly empathy on the families of victims, and most importantly, keep in the front of their minds that the victim did not deserve having their life taken.

Yes it is true that putting the murderer to death won't bring back the murdered victim. But the Administrators of Justice are not trying to resurrect the dead. That's not their job. Their duties and responsibilities – for which they are paid, some of them quite handsomely " entail maintaining the peace in the community of law-abiding citizens, and upholding the dignity and humanity of the people who are still alive, and should not have to live in fear and dread amongst each other.

I am in favor of capital punishment. Your opposing points of view and comments are welcomed. But don't even think you will change my mind!

The only thing you will get me agree to is that the “form” of execution should NOT be crucifixion. Why? Because according to the Biblical Archaeology Review, which is a well-known and respected publication that supplies facts, data, historical information and results of archaeological findings, about life during Bible times, mainly in the Near and Middle East areas " nobody is certain as to how a crucifixion was accomplished. Based on that, how I see it, the last thing this world needs is executioners who can't do their jobs and botch executions!!

" Image credits:   Featured image: "Way of the Cross, is in the public domain and was found at;

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Content was first published at Daily Two Cents, Aug 2017. Site no longer exists.

03 August 2018

Americans and Capital Punishment | You're Either For It OR Against It

Do you read “The Economist”? They publish very worthwhile reading material. Food for thought. On this particular topic, for many, however, there is not too much think about. Most people have drawn their line in the sand and they are either for capital punishment or against it.

My friend Jo Harrington is AGAINST the death penalty and provides more than ample information to support her position.
In the end, though her arguments are powerful and thought-provoking, my position is FOR and I can not be dissuaded. Not even the pope can persuade me.  (Pope Francis Declares Death Penalty Unacceptable in All Cases - The New York Times) While the guilty criminals sit on death row awaiting execution, it gives them time to reflect on the events which brought them to their soon to be final destination - events in their life and their life or lives of those who are no longer with us because of them - and maybe they can come to grips with the fact they are only receiving their comeuppance.

Poor Eve.  Mother of the first murderer and the first murder victim.  In that particular case, The Judge showed mercy and spared the murderer's life.  The debate continues.
Death penalty 2006
Image credit: By Urban [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons


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How America - Can And Will - Abolish The Death Penalty

New Hampshire has just failed to abolish the death penalty-by one vote. Given that the Granite State has not actually executed anyone since 1939, you might think this doesn't matter much. But, obviously, it matters to the one man on death row in New Hampshire, a cop-killer called Michael Addison.


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