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T&T Govt 'committed' to keeping death penalty

contd 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/ethica l Death Penalty Support: Christian and secular Scholars" http://prodpinnc.b logspot.com/2009/0 7/death-penalty-su pport-modern-catho lic.html "The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge" http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/07 /20/the-death-pena lty-neither-hatred -nor-revenge.aspx "The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation" http://homicidesur vivors.com/2006/03 /20/the-death-pena lty-not-a-human-ri ghts-violation.asp x "Killing Equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents" http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/02 /01/murder-and-exe cution--very-disti nct-moral-differen ces--new-mexico.as px ==== 1) US Death Penalty Support at 80%; World Support Remains High http://prodpinnc.b logspot.com/2012/0 4/us-death-penalty -support-at-80-wor ld.html Much more, upon request. sharpjfa@aol.com  (Aug 9, 2012 | post #2)

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Swiss govt wants to end death penalty everywhere

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.b logspot.com/2012/0 3/death-penalty-sa ving-more-innocent .html 2) Innocents More At Risk Without Death Penalty http://prodpinnc.b logspot.com/2012/0 3/innocents-more-a t-risk-without-dea th.html MORAL FOUNDATIONS: DEATH PENALTY PT. 1 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). 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." 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: "Again, every rogue who criminously attacks social rights becomes, by his wrong, a rebel and a traitor to his fatherland. By contravening its laws, he ceases to be one of its citizens: he even wages war against it. In such circumstances, the State and he cannot both be saved: one or the other must perish. 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. ==== "The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge" http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/07 /20/the-death-pena lty-neither-hatred -nor-revenge.aspx "The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation" http://homicidesur vivors.com/2006/03 /20/the-death-pena lty-not-a-human-ri ghts-violation.asp x "Killing Equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents" http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/02 /01/murder-and-exe cution--very-disti nct-moral-differen ces--new-mexico.as px ==== 1) US Death Penalty Support at 80%; World Support Remains High http://prodpinnc.b logspot.com/2012/0 4/us-death-penalty -support-at-80-wor ld.html Much more, upon request. sharpjfa@aol.com  (Aug 9, 2012 | post #2)

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Allentown Public Theatre explores 'The Exonerated'

The play "The Exonerated" - are any actually innocent? http://homicidesur vivors.com/2006/08 /21/the-exonerated -are-any-actually- innocent---new-mex ico.aspx The false innocence claims by anti death penalty activists are both blatant and legendary. Some additional examples: 4) "The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents" http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/10 /08/the-innocent-e xecuted-deception- -death-penalty-opp onents--draft.aspx 5) The 130 (now 140) death row "innocents " scam http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/03 /04/fact-checking- issues-on-innocenc e-and-the-death-pe nalty.aspx 6) "The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation ", reports By United States Congress, Senate, 107th Congress, 2d Session, Calender no 731, Report 107-315. The Innocence Protection Act of 2002, (iv) The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation, p 65-69, http://alturl.com/ 6j7oc 7) "Troy Davis & The Innocent Frauds of the anti death penalty lobby", http://prodpinnc.b logspot.com/2011/1 1/troy-davis-innoc ent-frauds-of-anti .html 8) "Exoneration Inflation: Justice Scalia’s Concurrence in Kansas v. March", by Ward Campbell, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, p 49, The Journal of the Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice, Issue 2, Summer 2008, http://www.cjlf.or g/files/CampbellEx onerationInflation 2008.pdf 9) Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review", http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/05 /04/sister-helen-p rejean--the-death- penalty-a-critical -review.aspx 10) "The Innocent and the Shammed", Joshua Marquis, Published in New York Times, 1/26/2006, http://coa­stda.bl ogs­pot.com/20­06/ 01/inno­cent-and-s ­hammed-nyt­-oped. html 11) "Cameron Todd Willingham: Another Media Meltdown", A Collection of Articles, http://homicidesur vivors.com/categor ies/Cameron%20Todd %20Willingham.aspx 12) "The Myth Of Innocence"­, Joshua Marquis, pu­blished in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminolog­y - 3/31/2005, Northweste­rn University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois http://jos­hmarqui s.b­logspot.co­m/2 005/03/­myth-of-in ­nocence.ht­ml 13) "At the Death House Door" Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?", http://homicidesur vivors.com/2009/01 /30/fact-checking- is-very-welcome.as px  (Aug 9, 2012 | post #4)

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Man to leave death row

No, the Christan arguement is that there is a differnce between murder of an innocent and th execution of a guilty murderer. For example: The Catholic Church has made it very clear that the death penalty and abortion are very different topics, morally and theologically. Catholics in good standing can support the death penalty and even an increase in executions, if their own prudential judgement calls for it. Abortion is always an intrinsic evil. Some teachings: 1) Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Ratzinger) "stated succinctly, emphatically and unambiguously as follows": "Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia." (1) 3) Fr. John De Celles, "What Ardent Practicing Catholics Do" (3) "Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is … a grave and clear obligation to oppose them … [I]t is therefore never licit to … "take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it." "In other words: it is always a grave or mortal sin for a politician to support abortion." "Now, some will want to say that these bishops-and I- are crossing the line from Religion into to politics. But it was the Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) who started this. The bishops, and I, are not crossing into politics; she, and other pro-abortion Catholic politicians, regularly cross over into teaching theology and doctrine, And it's our job to try clean up their mess." "Some would say, well Father, what about those people who support the war in Iraq, or the death penalty, or oppose undocumented aliens? Aren’t those just as important, and aren’t Catholic politicians who support those “bad Catholics” too? "Simple answer: no. Not one of those issues, or any other similar issues, except for the attack on traditional marriage is a matter of absolute intrinsic evil in itself. Not all wars are unjust — and good Catholics can disagree on facts and judgments. Same thing with the other issues: facts are debatable, as are solutions to problems." (1) "More Concerned with 'Comfort' than Christ?", Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick: Catholic Online, 7/11/2004 http://www.catholi c.org/featured/hea dline.php NOTE: Ratzinger was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and delivered this with guidance to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. (3) "What Ardent Practicing Catholics Do: Correcting Pelosi", National Review Online, 9/1/2008 6:00AM http://article.nat ionalreview.com/?q =NTY1MzAwOTc5MmViM zUyYzM5YmY3OWFkYzd kMzY0YzM= ALSO: Cardinals, Bishops and Congressmen Slam Pelosi on Abortion http://www.lifesit enews.com/ldn/2008 /aug/08082601.html New York Cardinal - Pelosi Not Worthy of "Providing Leadership in a Civilized Democracy" http://www.lifesit enews.com/ldn/2008 /aug/08082605.html  (Aug 9, 2012 | post #40)

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Man to leave death row

Pa judges are opposed to the death penalty and do everything they can to void Pa law by not allowing executions. Only inmates that waive their appeals can get executed in Pa. Just the facts.  (Aug 9, 2012 | post #39)

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Man to leave death row

No. On average, it takes 11 years to execute in Texas.  (Aug 9, 2012 | post #38)