Metallica’s song “Ride The Lightning” has the lyrics :
“Guilty as charged
But damn it, it ain’t right
There is someone else controlling me
Death in the air
Strapped in the electric chair
This can’t be happening to me
Who made you God to say
“I’ll take your life from you!””
These knuckle dragging Neanderthals have had so many stupid policies, but thinking that executing a criminal for something that the alleged perpetrator is supposed to have done isn’t murder also is one of their stupidest. A state killing someone isn’t any different than an alleged perpetrator doing so. Isn’t that obvious?
In a related matter how is the GOP so fond of capital punishment and killing hordes of innocents in wars, but so adamantly against abortion? Can someone explain that to me?
There have been so many cases in which there is no DNA of the criminal found on the murder weapon. That doesn’t bother the GOP controlled states that have an obsession for this particular crime against humanity.
The article “US supreme court bars Florida from using IQ score cutoff for executions” depicts how Florida, which of course has a GOP Governor wants to execute people who do not possess the intellectual capability to be judged guilty of murder.
The article states “Court ruled 5-4 that Florida must look beyond intelligence test score in borderline cases of inmates’ mental disability ….The supreme court says states must look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed.”
You want men of intellectual capability in charge of the decision to have the lever pulled.
W 43 was famously not “intellectually curious” and he believed in the death penalty. The rocket scientist Rick Perry who couldn’t count to three-his three federal government agencies he wanted to eliminate, also is a Texas Governor with a taste for executions.
The article “George Bush Executed Texans at Faster Rate than Rick Perry” makes me fear that some of these GOP cold-hearted villains see capital punishment as a policy that appeals to their base.
The article states “In his book, “Fed Up!” Perry opined about the need to leave the decisions on the death penalty to the states and not to the Supreme Court.
“In the end, the states know best how they wish to punish criminals and for what crimes. Are we perfect? No,” Perry wrote. “For Washington, and in particular the Supreme Court, to step in and tell us, our friends in Louisiana, or any other state, whether it is right to execute a heinous criminal – or tell us how to carry out justice – is the height of arrogance and disregards federalism at its most basic level .”
I don’t know want some petty tyrant controlling whether innocent people face their maker. Once the lever is pulled the evil deed is done and the all too frequently innocent victim of GOP arrogance has no recourse being dead.