I read something disturbing in the news today:
After hours of debate and testimony, the New Jersey Senate today approved bill S-171 which will replace the state’s death penalty with a sentence of life without parole. The measure was approved by a vote of 21-16 and now moves to the State Assembly, where approval is also expected in a vote on Thursday. The governor has indicated he will sign the bill into law, making New Jersey the first state to legislatively abolish the death penalty in over 40 years. Around the country, the death penalty is declining in use and other states are examining their own capital punishment statutes.
This, to me, is highly disturbing. One of the two methods the Bible instructs us to use for dealing with criminals (just restitution) was abolished in 1865, and now, we are caving in to the UN and the EU by beginning to abolish the other method used in the Bible. Not only is it accepted by the Bible, it has also proven to be an effective deterrent not used often enough. When I go to my work site in Tennessee, their eagerness to use the death penalty means that I am as a result surrounded by less criminals. I have never, ever witnessed a crime in Tennessee, and I’ve spent several years worth of time there.
On the other hand, the moonbats in control of my native state California means that the death penalty is rarely, if ever, applied. If I don’t see a car chase on the freeway in a week, I am extremely lucky. That’s why we are planning on moving residence to Tennessee. As wonderful as the OC often is, there are too many treefrog welfarekooks in our lives to withstand, especially the kind that robs banks.
But what are we to expect from New Jersey? After all, this is a state where the most done to sex offenders is to prevent them from handing out candy on Halloween. I, for one, do not wish to show any mercy to those that have violated God’s law, or endangered the salvation of another human being. At the very least, these people should be castrated. Ideally, they should be rounded up and shot. But with the passing of this law, no woman or child can expect to last a year in NJ without being raped and sodomized.
Finally, we must always consider the taxpayer. I learned that if we give criminals the money it costs to house them, then they would have no reason to steal. I think it costs about $16,000 per criminal, last I checked. This is an obvious waste of taxpayer money. My children should not have to be denied their holiday gifts because we have to be ‘kind’ to some welfaremonger. They had their right to life, and they forfeited it.
Ideally, the crimes covered by the death penalty would greatly expand. Abortionists, for example, should be executed. But even if the minimum amount of crimes covered by the death penalty were murder, kidnapping, rape, and theft, we would not only see a great drop in crime, we’d be able to afford the shinier gadget. Death penalty opponents are one of America’s greatest domestic threats. These people hate America so much, they should be executed for treason.
— Bob Corker
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