Friday, March 15, 2013

SPARE ALL MURDERERS: SACRIFICE MANY MORE INNOCENTS

The Choice of Death Penalty Opponents
Dudley Sharp

Well known anti death penalty moralists and scholars "(Charles) Black and (Hugo Adam) Bedau said they would favor abolishing the death penalty even if they knew that doing so would increase the homicide rate by 1,000 percent." (1).

They choose the murders of 6.3 million additional innocents over the execution of 1300 murderers (1973-2012).

Think about that horror and the mind set behind it.

MURDERERS LIVES MUST BE SAVED, NO MATTER THE COST

In 2013, some Maryland legislators tried to retain the death penalty for terrorism and the murders of thousands (2). Those efforts were rejected by the anti death penalty contingent, as expected.

Why? They believe murderers must live, no matter the cost and no matter the magnitude and horror of their crimes.

80% support executions for the worst of crimes (3). Why? Justice.

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THE DEATH PENALTY: SAVING MORE INNOCENT LIVES


Innocents More At Risk Without Death Penalty

OF COURSE THE DEATH PENALTY DETERS: A review of the debate

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

Murder Victims' Families for Death Penalty Repeal: More Hurt For Victims:
95% of murder victim's families support death penalty
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/04/victims-families-for-death-penalty.html

"Opponents in capital punishment have blood on their hands", Dennis Prager, 11/29/05,
http://townhall.com/columnists/DennisPrager/2005/11/29/opponents_in_capital_punishment_have_blood_on_their_hands

"A Death Penalty Red Herring: The Inanity and Hypocrisy of Perfection", Lester Jackson Ph.D.,http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/11/03/a-death-penalty-red-herring-the-inanity-and-hypocrisy-of-perfection.aspx



MORAL FOUNDATIONS: DEATH PENALTY

John Murray: "Nothing shows the moral bankruptcy of a people or of a generation more than disregard for the sanctity of human life." "... it is this same atrophy of moral fiber that appears in the plea for the abolition of the death penalty." "It is the sanctity of life that validates the death penalty for the crime of murder. It is the sense of this sanctity that constrains the demand for the infliction of this penalty. The deeper our regard for life the firmer will be our hold upon the penal sanction which the violation of that sanctity merit." (Page 122 of Principles of Conduct).

Pope Pius XII; "When it is a question of the execution of a man condemned to death it is then reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned of the benefit of life, in expiation of his fault, when already, by his fault, he has dispossessed himself of the right to live." 9/14/52.

Saint (& Pope) Pius V: "The just use of (executions), far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment which prohibits murder." "The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent" (1566).

Immanuel Kant: "If an offender has committed murder, he must die. In this case, no possible substitute can satisfy justice. For there is no parallel between death and even the most miserable life, so that there is no equality of crime and retribution unless the perpetrator is judicially put to death.". "A society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral."

John Locke: "A criminal who, having renounced reason... hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or tyger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor security." And upon this is grounded the great law of Nature, "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Second Treatise of Civil Government.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: "In killing the criminal, we destroy not so much a citizen as an enemy. The trial and judgments are proofs that he has broken the Social Contract, and so is no longer a member of the State." (The Social Contract).


3200 additional pro death penalty quotes
http://prodpquotes.info/

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"Killing Equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents"
http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/02/01/murder-and-execution--very-distinct-moral-differences--new-mexico.aspx

"The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge"
http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/07/20/the-death-penalty-neither-hatred-nor-revenge.aspx

"Moral/ethical Death Penalty Support: Christian and secular Scholars"
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2009/07/death-penalty-support-modern-catholic.html

"The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation"
http://homicidesurvivors.com/2006/03/20/the-death-penalty-not-a-human-rights-violation.aspx

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 1) From Ernest van den Haag's interview of well known anti death penalty activists.

Within Louis P. Pojman's "The Wisdom of Capital Punishment." p 281, excerpted from The Death Penalty by Louis P. Pojman and J. Reiman. Copyright 1998.
from http://faculty.msmary.edu/conway/PHIL%20400x/Pojman%20Wisdom%20of%20CP.pdf

2) "Maryland House advances repeal of death penalty after defeating several exceptions", John Wagner, Washington Post, March 13.2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/maryland-house-advances-repeal-of-death-penalty-after-defeating-several-exceptions/2013/03/13/c79e2a3a-8c38-11e2-9838-d62f083ba93f_story.html


3) US Death Penalty Support at 80%; World Support Remains High
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/04/us-death-penalty-support-at-80-world.html

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