EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, I’M RE-POSTING SOME OLD BLOGS I THOUGHT WERE INTERESTING AND WORTH A SECOND LOOK, OR A FIRST GLANCE FOR MY MANY NEW READERS.
The death penalty vs. abortions
Posted on Sept. 30, 2015
Richard Glossip. Twice convicted and twice sentenced to die.
From the LA Times:
Richard Glossip didn’t personally kill Barry Van Treese in 1997. He wasn’t even in the room when his former boss was slain inside an Oklahoma City motel.
On Wednesday, Glossip was set to face death by lethal injection in Oklahoma based almost entirely on the testimony of the man who actually killed Van Treese. But concerns over the drug cocktail that would be used to kill him led Gov. Mary Fallin to decide late Wednesday to postpone his execution once again.
Actually, Glossip’s execution has now been delayed three times.
FYI, this is not a blog about the pros and cons of capital punishment, though executions are part of the discussion.
Opponents of the death penalty, and I’ll include the mainstream media’s most recent hero, Pope Francis, claim this type of punishment is not a deterrent.
Supporters of the death penalty, like me argue that of course it can’t be a deterrent. NOT WHEN YOU RARELY CARRY IT OUT!
The Pope spent time lecturing Congress and America last week about the death penalty. Inexcusably, the Pontiff dedicated few words to the real moral crisis in the world (and no, liberals, it’s not global warming), the mass murder of innocent unborn children. The Pope missed a golden opportunity.
Let’s put this in perspective.
How many criminals were put to death last year in the United States? Try 34.
Now, how many unborn babies in 2011, the last year we have data available, were victims of abortion? Try over a million.
We can’t execute someone on death row, totally constitutional, because officials have decided that a lethal injection is cruel and unusual. Apparently what these scumbags did to their victims was not as abhorrent.
Again, the death penalty can never serve to dissuade others if never enforced.
Finally, I close with this.
As Congressman Henry Hyde once said, “Show me an unborn child who has been convicted of a capital crime by a jury of his peers, and he’s all yours!”
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