The Failure of the Death Penalty

   Posted by: Interceder   in Interceder's Thoughts

There was an article in June 5, 2015 Time Magazine on “Execution In America.”

A quote from David J. Burge, Georgia Republican Party, stated “Capital punishment runs counter to core conservative principles of life, fiscal responsibility and limited government.”

It seems this fellow is another of the Republican Party elite who are completely out of touch with all the aspects of “conservative.” The principle of life is that it is precious. The death penalty is a judgement which is determined with a great deal of consternation. This penalty is usually a result of conviction when an individual has deprived someone of their life, these are murderers. When this penalty is declared, it should be administered. 

The argument that the death penalty is fiscally untenable is a lie which should have been dealt with a long time ago. The death penalty is excessively costly because of the corrupt judicial system  Individuals are on death row for 10 years, 20 years, 30 years and longer due to unreasonable delays and appeals. Guess what, keeping people on death row for decades is expensive. Fix the appeals process and the expense issue is resolved. However, politicians prefer any type of delay rather than putting an end to waste. 

Contradictory to Burge’s statement, the constant delays in implementing the death sentence result in bigger government, not limited government. More guards, more bureaucrats, equals more government and more expense. The Time Magazine article the Death Row Population is 3,019. That means there are 3,019 individuals we are baby sitting, at substantial daily expense, in the name of political correctness.

The article also discusses the lack of support for the death penalty. There is little doubt that statistic is a result of all the waste and lies perpetuated on the American people in respect to this issue. There is unending media hype on “botched” and “bungled” executions. Maybe the problem to be addressed is that the media and political correctness has not only caused excessive cost but also has made the process entirely too complicated. The term “cruel and unusual” punishment has become a mantra for those whose goal is to abolish a legitimate, judicial penalty. Beheading could truly be construed as “cruel and unusual” and it happens with regularity in the Mid-East. However, the media mentions these atrocities for the intrigue, but there doesn’t seem to be much of a condemnation. 

It really does not seem that David Burge is truly speaking for the true conservatives. When will America decide the Republican establishment has bastardized the party and the leadership needs a total overhaul because they do not want what true conservatives are seeking.

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