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Sunday, June 26, 2005

The Death Penalty...

Is the death penalty an effective measure to deter crime? There is always an argument about this subject. Some claim that, altho certain people commit murders and other capital crimes, we do not have the right to take their lives.

Because I am inclined to go off deep ends when attempting to extensively discuss such things as this, I'll keep my opinion brief and only quote a statistic I think is pertinent to this subject.

According to the US Government Bureau of Statistics, in the year 2004, fifty nine people were executed in the US.
In the year 2003, sixty five people were executed in the US.

Of those one hundred and twenty four people who were executed in the US in 2003 and 2004, none have repeated their crimes against society. I rest my case...
Later...

5 Comments:

Blogger sandy said...

Right on the money! Those that are convicted and (after years of appeals) put to death do not ever ever ever commit another crime.
I think we should put the Judges and Lawyers that get these criminals out to commit more crimes in jail or the gas chamber, electric chair, etc.

8:15 AM  
Blogger sandy said...

By the way, you and my friend Jim (formally of Jim's Joint)seem to have a lot in common.

8:16 AM  
Blogger CA said...

Just a coincidence?...

8:35 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

This is a touchy subject. In some cases where say, someone tortured someone to death by inflicting lots of pain and horror on them, (Scott Peterson comes to mind) I think that "death by lethal injection" is too humane for them. The punishment does not always fit the crime, imo.

Then there's the prison incident with the Iraqi's. Yes, it wasn't very nice to make them wear their underwear on their head and pose in the nude against their will. But some American construction workers were kidnapped and beheaded and what was done about that?

One thing always outweighs the other. Take care :)

10:48 AM  
Blogger Kassi said...

I have no problem with capital punishment. I think that there are crimes that warrant such a sentence. Certainly the Bible had no disquietude about telling us that these crimes should not go unchecked.

10:52 AM  

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