Why Are We Executing Anyone For Any Reason

Posted on September 20, 2011


Threat of death is not a deterrent to crime for people who are mentally unstable, zealots for a religious cause and will die for it and for most others of the human race.  We go around as the preachers of forgiveness and light and still we engage in the barbaric ritual of putting people to death.

A deterrent for most would probably be to spend the rest of one’s life in one of our fetid prisons.  And if the criminal is unstable, then medical help along with incarceration should be the order of the day.

I don’t know how we live with ourselves every time we execute someone for any reason.  It teaches young people there are justifiable killings.  There ARE NO justifiable killings except in self-defense.  And think of the number of times it later was discovered that the person executed was actually innocent?

We need to learn to deal with the monsters in our midst in a way other than killing them.  They are part of the human condition and to eradicate them is less than human.  It diminishes us all.

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