Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Problem with the Death Penalty

The current mainstream media outrage in this news cycle is about the execution of Joseph Woods and the amount of time it took for him to die by lethal injection in Arizona.
As a matter of fact it's enough of an issue that media whore John McCain, who never lets an opportunity pass to flap his gums, had something to say about it.

One of the things you'll notice is that when they describe the 2 murders he was convicted of there is no description of the pain his victims suffered or the amount of time they lay dying.
Those omissions are of course intentional because the progressive/liberal media wants to engender sympathy for the murderer.

Lethal injection is the newest method being used to avoid "cruel and unusual punishment". A way to sanitize execution so as not to disturb the sensibilities of the public.

A lot of states adopted a 3 drug protocol which, if administered correctly, was a pretty effective way to execute murderers.
But Joseph Woods wasn't executed using the 3 drug protocol because death penalty opponents began shaming the companies who manufactured them causing the only company making sodium thiopental to stop doing so.
So states are in a search for other protocols to execute murderers as ordered by the courts. Apparently their search for alternatives isn't going so well.
So why don't we return to the tried and true methods of the past, hanging, the electric chair, firing squad or even the gas chamber. These resulted in death way quicker than 2 hours even during the rare times they were botched.

Executing murderers should never be sanitized for the sensibilities of society. We should be able to administer the ultimate punishment to those who violate the most basic right of depriving someone of their life without being squeamish or apologetic about it.
The truth is to those opposed to the death penalty there will never be a humane enough way to execute the rabid predators of society and we should stop trying.

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