The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears arguments about whether the death penalty can be imposed for child rape.
OK, honestly… who has a problem with this type of sentence? Who thinks that a person who rapes a child deserves anything less than the most brutal and painful torment and death that can be conceived by the most depraved minds in the world? I, for one, would be happy to give them suggestions on how to torture child molesters and would be happy to be their executioner.
So I guess you can tell where I stand on Capital Punishment. I am all for it and I believe it should be a simple cut and dry process. No languishing in prisons once the sentence is passed down. Just do it right there on the spot and viewable on national TV.
- Rape a child (and probably kill the child): then we execute you.
- Commit cold-blooded murder: then we execute you.
- Torture animals: then we execute you.
- Cancel another TV show as good as Firefly: then we execute you.
But no, there always has to be some tree-hugging pacifist who thinks that we should spend millions of dollars every year keeping these bastards alive. Feeding them three meals a day, providing them with workout equipment, basketball courts, satellite television, etc. The best punishment we can hope for for their time in prison is perhaps the occasional beating and/or ass-raping for the convict.
Why do we have so much crime? That’s an easy one to answer. Our legal system is broke or at least severely fractured. Sure justice is served from time to time, but people are willing to take the risks that they do in committing crimes because they know all they have to do is pay for a good lawyer and if necessary go whining to the various ‘humanitarian’ groups. People who are inclined to commit crimes are not afraid of the system and that’s where the downfall is these days. And if you are a celebrity you already know that the laws don’t apply to you in the same way.
What happened to the public execution? Entire cities used to turn out to watch the beheading of criminals. When people were strung up to hang from their necks in the middle of a town square, everyone was reminded of the consequences of bad deeds. When was the last time you saw a person die by execution? Probably never in real life. People are no longer faced with the very real consequences of evil deeds.
So my answer to crime in general is more executions IF they are publicly viewable on television, YouTube, HD satellite broadcast. Start with those that have been rotting in our prisons for decades like Charles Manson. Use the money that would have been spent to guard, feed, entertain, administer and heal him and others like him and use that money to setup an execution with advertising on the SuperBowl. Why not? It’s not like we are EVER going to let people like him out and yet we just can’t bring ourselves to kill the poor wretch. It’s not his fault, it was his mother/his father/society/rock & roll/drugs/insanity/war/whatever. Kill him. Plain and simple.
But it will never happen. And that’s why we will continue to see gangs on the streets because they know if they kill a baby in a drive by shooting they only have to go away for ten years and hang out with others from their gang and make more contacts for when they get out. That’s why we will see random killings and hate crimes because there is no fear. The system is a joke people and the more easily offended our society gets and the more politically correct everyone is forced to be because someone can’t handle reality the worse it’s going to get.
Food for thought: Every time I fly to Malaysia, the announcement before landing reminds everyone that anyone caught smuggling any illegal drugs into the country is subject to capital punishment. I bet Malaysia doesn’t have the same drug problems that the United States does. I wonder why?