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Letter: Death penalty? Absolutely!

Re “End the death penalty” (Monitor letter, Dec. 3):

I am so sick of these bleeding-heart liberals who are absolutely opposed to the death penalty, saying they cannot see any good coming from taking a killer’s life. Well, I can. For one thing, these scum will not be looking at computers or TV or going to the library to see how they can go to court time after time to fight for their rights when they thought nothing of taking away the life and rights of another human being.

Do the liberals give one thought to the victims of these killers?

Now we have the killer Michael Addison, who murdered Officer Michael Briggs, pleading to the Supreme Court, saying it isn’t fair to take his life and he didn’t get a fair trial. That is the biggest crock of you-know-what I ever heard. We know he had every intention of pulling that trigger to kill Briggs, leaving behind a wife and two sons. The sad part is we are all paying for all this with our tax money!

The Bible does say “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” and I say “a life for a life.” I am so tired of the victims being shunted aside and forgotten. The killers are given more rights than you and I have. Yes, I do think we need the death penalty.

CECILE MARINI

Epsom

Legacy Comments5

SKITZO You almost hit the nail directly on the head except for one fact. Forget the bible for a minute and re-read your last sentence. Can you think of an innocent person that was put to death so that you might be saved?

RIGHT ON , MARINI !!!

How christian of you. You do realize that it costs the state (ie. the taxpayers) much more to execute a prisoner than to keep him locked up for life, where he must contemplate his sins until his natural death. The research shows that the families of the victims rarely find solace in the execution of the person who brought them harm. I'm so tired of christians who talk the talk but fail to walk the walk.

The old testament said an eye for an eye. Jesus rejected that. Matthew 5:38-48 You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[b] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. ***** Scripture aside, it is one thing when the evidence is incontrovertable, to put a soulless killer to death. It is quite another when the evidence is open to interpretation, such as eye witness testimony. These days, we are finding so many people on death row being exonerated by DNA evidence. Putting an innocent person to death should never happen.

THE DEATH PENALTY: SAVING MORE INNOCENT LIVES Of all endeavors that put innocents at risk, is there one with a better record of sparing innocent lives than the US death penalty? Unlikely. 1) The Death Penalty: Saving More Innocent Lives http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/03/death-penalty-saving-more-innocent.html 2) Innocents More At Risk Without Death Penalty http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/03/innocents-more-at-risk-without-death.html 3) LIFE: MUCH PREFERRED OVER EXECUTION 99.7% of murderers tell us "Give me life, not execution" http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/11/life-much-preferred-over-execution.html

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