What is wrong with the Death Penalty, anyway? Mankind believes in Retribution.
ONLY Those (Most popes and bishops come in this category) who have their more-than-three-meals-a-day Assured, who live in castles, high risings and enclosed palaces, who have NO idea of Hunger, Pain, Suffering, Rape, Gang Rape and such, can Oppose the Death Penalty.
The ‘Way’ it is carried out may be extremely inefficient, (that is why John Grisham opposes it). I would call it stupidity that man, who has found Most efficient methods to kill people a thousand miles away, has not found one in this case.
But, there Are Scum, like Repeat Rapists, Serial killers, Child Rapists, those who run Brothels, especially those who use Children for Sex, …the list would be long, – who are better off disposed.
Those who oppose the DP might quote the commandment: ‘Thou shalt not kill,’ and say Only the Lord has the Right to Life and Death. Please click on that link for views on this.
There are issues of War, Weapon Manufacture, Atomic proliferation, Abortion, and, THE TERRIBLE SUFFERING THAT GOES ON AND ON IN THIS WORLD. For more thoughts on Violence, please click here.
Let Us take the case of the drug baron guzman, reportedly responsible for 60,000 deaths!
They prepare Underground cellars for them, with an Opening Just on Top, No Doubt at Great Cost, through which these fellows are lowered, and, …within no time, they escape.
About him Wiki writes:
|Escaped||1st escape: 19 January 2001
2nd escape: 11 July 2015
Fortunately and Thankfully he has been recaptured again. But WHY allow this game to go on? The Same Wiki gives guzman as: ‘Is a Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel.’ All this in the Present tense. That is what happens when We spare the lives of Scum.
Countries and governments say they do not have enough money to Take in Refugees and to take care of them, to Create Jobs, to Join Rivers, and a hundred other things, and, Do We have Any Idea of the Amount of money in Trying to keep Hardened, Repeat-Offender Criminals when ‘Life sentences’ are given them? I say ‘Trying’ because they escape every so often, through the support and help of politicians, jailers and their own gangs. And While they are ‘Inside,’ they Run their Gangs, …and lead a Merry life.
But governments spend on Costly Jails, which remain Unsuccessful in containing these criminals or their actions.
A Mad Dog is a Fearsome thing. I have had occasion to see two, and Worse, one of my family members died of Rabies, though long years ago, and another teacher in one of our schools was put to sleep because of Rabies.
Photo from the Internet.
Even Healthy and Strong Dogs avoid a confrontation with a Mad Dog. The only solution, as far as I know, is to Put them Down. A Sad necessity, in this case.
When it becomes Clear to Society that a person is Not ready to Reform, is a Repeat Offender, in Major Issues, Death Penalty, to me, is the Answer.
One of the Reasons all Philosophers and Thinkers go against the Death Penalty is that We are Not Sure of the Motives, and the Uprightness of the one meting it out. But that is a Different, though Very Grave, Problem.
So there is Enough Reason to give Drug barons, Repeat Rapists and Serial Killers and such, the Death Penalty.
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My argument against the death penalty is that even a single miscarriage of justice is too awful to justify it. Putting an innocent person to death is too dreadful.
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But We are not condoning the stupid death penalties that are dished out, my Dear Mick. I have made reference to this in one of the latter paragraphs.
Good people ARE being killed, with much pain and violence, and bad people are doing the killing.
Ergo, there is Nothing Wrong with the Death P. It has to be done right, which is another matter. Regards. 🙂
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Yes, I just taped a new episode where the case involved a man who shot two mothers in front of their children before he shot the two children, over some stolen marijuana. Situations like that make you rethink the death penalty for sure. There has to be a cost for inflicting that kind of horror onto innocents. We will continue to pray for all! Kalisha
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Thank You, my Dear Kalisha! …While one feels deeply about doing anything bad even to the Worst character, it seems to me that the World does not think or Care Enough about the Victims.
As You say, ‘We will continue to pray for all!’
Hearty Love and Regards. Yesudas.