Sunday, April 30, 2017

What debate?

Utah has opted to use the firing squad for upcoming executions due to an embargo on drugs for lethal executions. There is no shortage. Companies led by Socialist Justice Whores are refusing to sell drugs to states for executions. This has created a myriad of problems and delayed justice for many families of victims.
The enimedia like to claim there is a national debate about capital punishment, yet both California and Nebraska voted to retain it in spite of their spineless state leaders who refuse to use it. Support for the death penalty has had its ebb and flow. According to data published by the death penalty disinformation center, support is at 49% while opposition has climbed to 42%. Considering the source and their venomous opposition to justice for all criminals, that statistic should be questioned by every one. Wikipedia claims there is controversy citing them and their misleading figures.
Execution is not inhumane, we all die eventually. A common death is cancer. It is not pain free by any means. Neither are vehicle accidents which claim thousands by maiming them.

Scamnesty International likes to claim that the death penalty does not work. It does. People who have been executed commit zero crimes, but what is more important, the mere threat of executions saves lives, and the periodic implementation of justice deters with greater consistency the more quickly it is applied.
Above all though is the inescapable fact that one of the scum removed from society in Arkansas this past week was executed for a murder he committed after escaping prison where he was serving a life sentence. Had he been sentenced and executed for his first murder, Cecil Boren and Michael Greenwood would be alive today. Of interest to me in that article is how they give little mention to the family of Boren who wanted him executed and instead focus on the daughter of Greenwood who does not.
The Court needs to revisit and correct its errors in rulings regarding the death penalty. It is up to legislatures, not the courts to make law. It is the duty of the courts to follow that law unless it is unconstitutional. Since the fifth amendment states "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime.....nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb" that should make clear that Capital punishment is Constitutional. The decisions about what crimes to punish by what methods is the job of the Congress and the legislatures of the states. Following that law is the duty of the judges.
Above all, we need to speed up the execution process, having condemned die of old age on death row is no deterrent.


Gregory said...

Good read. I loved the line "people who have been executed commit zero crimes". I am going to remember and use it.

JeremyR said...

Thanks Gregory.

Dan O. said...

Agree wholeheartedly. I've said for as long as I can remember that "of course the death penalty isn't a deterrent, unless it's carried out." Pretty simple.

As for firing squads. I don't know what the protocol is for them but, I think it should be all but one shooter has live round. That way it's a sure kill and each one can still think they were the one who didn't deliver a kill shot. I know the legend is only one has live round so, none know who delivered the shot. If that's true, I like my version better.

Just my 2 cents.

JeremyR said...

Dan O, Better to have all live rounds and tell them only one was. that way it is a sure kill. They had one where the goon was not killed immediately, but bled to death while they were waiting for more ammo.
And no, I feel no sympathy for the guy. I'd be just fine with making their liar perform the execution and do so in the same manner in which they killed their victim. Err lawyer.