Thoughts from an active pensioner who is now somewhat past his Biblical "Use-by date"

"Why just be difficult, when with a little more effort you can be bloody impossible?"

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Reapeal the abolision of Capital punishment!

Today's Daily Telegraph suggests that the general public will be asked which laws they would like to see repealed. If only this were true. What are the odds that the invitation will only apply to certain laws, possibly those enacted by the last government? And what are the chances they will ignore most suggestions from the public?

I've been thinking about which law that I would like changed, and if it were to be limited to just one law, my choice would be to get rid of the legislation which abolished Capital Punishment.

All surveys over the last few years indicate that between 70 and 90 percent of the country would support this but no government even bothers to listen. With knife crime and apparently random murders now on the increase, there is no reason to believe these figures would be any different today.
And of course we would be thrown out of the EU were we to reintroduce it. This, of course, would be a bonus!

1 comment:

  1. a little support:

    The death penalty is a just and appropriate sanction and it saves additional innocent lives.

    Ethical/Religious support for the death penalty

    "Death Penalty Support: Religious and Secular Scholars"

    "The Death Penalty: More Protection for Innocents"


    All prospects of a negative outcome deter some. It is a truism. The death penalty, the most severe of criminal sanctions, is the least likely of all criminal sanctions to violate that truism.

    25 recent studies finding for deterrence, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation,

    "Deterrence and the Death Penalty: A Reply to Radelet and Lacock"

    "Death Penalty, Deterrence & Murder Rates: Let's be clear"

    Innocence issues

    "The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents"

    The 130 (now 139) death row "innocents" scam

    Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review"

    "A Death Penalty Red Herring: The Inanity and Hypocrisy of Perfection", Lester Jackson Ph.D.,

    More essays supporting the death penalty and refuting the anti death penalty claims