As O'Malley eyes repeal, Md. death ro...

As O'Malley eyes repeal, Md. death row remains at - impasse'

There are 12 comments on the The Washington Post story from Nov 24, 2012, titled As O'Malley eyes repeal, Md. death row remains at - impasse'. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Coming off some high-profile wins at the ballot box this month, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is considering another run at repealing the death penalty when lawmakers reconvene in January, aides say.

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radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#1 Nov 24, 2012
I guess he doesn*t believe in justice.But,I*m not surprised-hes a democrat.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Nov 24, 2012
radiofreeamerica wrote:
I guess he doesn*t believe in justice.But,I*m not surprised-hes a democrat.
Those poor misunderstood people, it'snot thier fault, they probably had bad mothers or a bad teacher. They can be rehabbed and returned to society, as long as they stay in Maryland. In today's culture, murder and rape are not nearly as bad as it used to be. Perhaps a security job at the Governors mansion.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#3 Nov 24, 2012
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Those poor misunderstood people, it'snot thier fault, they probably had bad mothers or a bad teacher. They can be rehabbed and returned to society, as long as they stay in Maryland. In today's culture, murder and rape are not nearly as bad as it used to be. Perhaps a security job at the Governors mansion.
Sorry I lost my mind.Even if they kill a couple hundred I suppose they*re still good for something.Give em a second chance.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#4 Nov 24, 2012
radiofreeamerica wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry I lost my mind.Even if they kill a couple hundred I suppose they*re still good for something.Give em a second chance.
It's a new progressive world we live in. And, just for the record, it's not just a second chance, it's a third and fourth if need be.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#5 Nov 25, 2012
radiofreeamerica wrote:
I guess he doesn*t believe in justice.But,I*m not surprised-hes a democrat.
The word you are searching for is: Revenge.

The DP advocates are fighting a losing battle- they don't seem to be concerned about the mistakes the states have made in putting the wrong guy to death but costs of putting people to death is so much higher than keeping them in prison forever outweighs the need for revenge.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#6 Nov 25, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The word you are searching for is: Revenge.
The DP advocates are fighting a losing battle- they don't seem to be concerned about the mistakes the states have made in putting the wrong guy to death but costs of putting people to death is so much higher than keeping them in prison forever outweighs the need for revenge.
With DNA evidence today there is almost no chance of sending the wrong man to the gallows.And justice is not suppose to be cheap so I dont care how much it cost.
Dudley Sharp

AOL

#7 Nov 25, 2012
The Death Penalty: Justice & Saving More Innocents
Dudley Sharp

The death penalty has a foundation in justice and it spares more innocent lives.

Anti death penalty arguments are either false or the pro death penalty arguments are stronger.

The majority populations of all countries may support the death penalty for some crimes (1).

Why? Justice.

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-p...

2) Innocents More At Risk Without Death Penalty
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/03/innocen...

MORAL FOUNDATIONS: DEATH PENALTY PT. 1

1) 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).

2) 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.

3) 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).

contd
Dudley Sharp

AOL

#8 Nov 25, 2012
contd


4) 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."

5) Billy Graham: "God will not tolerate sin. He condemns it and demands payment for it. God could not remain a righteous God and compromise with sin. His holiness and His justice demand the death penalty." ( "The Power of the Cross," published in the Apr. 2007 issue of Decision magazine ).

6) Theodore Roosevelt: "It was really heartrending to have to see the kinfolk and friends of murderers who were condemned to death, and among the very rare occasions when anything governmental or official caused me to lose sleep were times when I had to listen to some poor mother making a plea for a criminal so wicked, so utterly brutal and depraved, that it would have been a crime on my part to remit his punishment.".

7) 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).

8) 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.

"Moral/ethical Death Penalty Support: Christian and secular Scholars"
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2009/07/death-p...

"The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge"
http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/07/20/the-d...

"The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation"
http://homicidesurvivors.com/2006/03/20/the-d...

"Killing Equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents"
http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/02/01/murde...


1) US Death Penalty Support at 80%; World Support Remains High
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2012/04/us-deat...

Much more, upon request. sharpjfa@aol.com

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#9 Nov 25, 2012
The reason it costs more for a death penalty is we keep them on death row for 15-20 years and give free attorneys.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#10 Nov 26, 2012
RustyS wrote:
The reason it costs more for a death penalty is we keep them on death row for 15-20 years and give free attorneys.
Move to China.

Number of persons exonerated from death row in the USA = 141

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#11 Nov 26, 2012
Dudley Sharp wrote:
The death penalty has a foundation in justice and it spares more innocent lives.
Let's kill just one innocent person a year: start with your kid.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#12 Nov 26, 2012
radiofreeamerica wrote:
<quoted text>With DNA evidence today there is almost no chance of sending the wrong man to the gallows.
You mean like the DNA that has been used to exonerate all the people who were put n death row before there was DNA and were told that there was no chance of convicted an innocent person in the USA?

You watch too much TV.

Tell me: how many innocent people are you willing to kill?

You do not get to pick none.

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