I do not like murderers. I do not see any punishment commensurate with 1st degree (intent-to-kill) murder, other than execution. I believe that our culture should send the strongest message: commit murder and you will die. The Left has, for decades, pursued multi-faceted attacks on the states’ power to rid the public of murdering filth. One of the latest is this trumped-up fracas over which drugs the states may use to execute by chemical injection.
The only reason I comment is that we should all understand: large numbers of Americans have lost their way. Humans are just noisy protoplasm, all clumped together and there is no soul: we are all just stuff. Stuff just reacts to whatever happens to it, so even human stuff is not responsible for what it does. So, even murder may be sort of semi-excused, and, after all, isn’t the murderer just acting out his/her environmental inputs, or perhaps some physiological brain dysfunction? I mean, really, notions such as “evil” and “wrong” are sooo yesterday.
There is evil. Some things are just wrong. Murder takes a human life. The state should take the murderer’s choice to murder seriously. And, in executing—in public—the state communicates loudly and clearly to those who listen to their formerly-boasting buddy beg for his life, and watch his corpse twitch.
I favor capital punishment. The legal maneuverings deployed by lawyers and courts to neutralize the state’s power to execute are shameful, and have brought great disrespect on the judicial system lawyers and judges purport to revere.
Once again, Texas leads the way.