Thursday, 12 April 2012

We could see the end to the Death Penalty in our lifetime

There has been great news this morning; the Connecticut House of Representatives has abolished the death penalty. Connecticut is the 17th US state to abolish this draconian method of punishing criminals, the fifth in five years. At this rate the last 33 might also change their outdated punishments before I turn 70.

I have always felt sick at the idea of people dieing for their crimes, let alone people possibly dieing for crimes they didn't commit. It is against all understandings of forgiveness and God being the judge of all. I do understand that the victims of crimes want to see the criminals punished, but surely life imprisonment is punishment enough.

How happy I'll be when killing ANYONE is a crime, criminal or judge.

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