Cruel and unusual punishment?
Justice John Paul Stevens, a key vote in upholding the death penalty 30 years ago, now says he believes capital punishment is unconstitutional.
He’s changed his mind over the years. I haven’t. What is cruel and unusual about punishing someone with the equivalent of the crime they committed?
- October 20, 2010 -- Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven J Hayes (1)
These guys just need killing in the worst possible way. Right now.
There is no doubt whatsoever that they killed an entire family brutally. None. They're even admitting it now in way too much...
- August 25, 2009 -- Who pays? ( Bring out your dead. ) (0)
I recently took one of those drive-by polls on Facebook. One of the questions it asked is whether I thought health care was a right or a benefit. My only answer was "depends on who pays for it". ...
- December 1, 2009 -- Maurice Clemmons and the death penalty (2)
OK, here we go again. Anyone that knows me knows what I'm about to do. It's happened too many times in the past. Someone who should never have been allowed to repeat violent crimes is allowed to...
- January 22, 2008 -- Fixing Social Security (0)
I have the Social Security issue all figured out ( again ). It doesn't require cutting back benefits or raising taxes. It's simple too.
Just expand the death penalty to include crimes that res...
- February 17, 2009 -- Honor Killing in the US (0)
A man in Buffalo, New York, beheaded his wife a few days ago. "Experts" have been debating whether it was an "honor" killing or not.
What's the point?
In this country, murder is murder. Unl...