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Virginian with a Pardoned Execution

I thought that sounded “catchier” than ‘Thoughts on Capital Punishment’ (Demeter would be proud as she always expounded on the miracle of the properly titled- )

Some guy got pardoned by Gov. Warner today.

Warner is leaving office this year by his own volition. I think he’s been an okay governor. He’s a democrat, I’m a liberal so there’s no news here.

Thing is, some guy in one of the Carolina’s is due to be put down tomorrow and he will be the one-thousandth execution since the death penalty was re-instated. (I’m sure many of you who are so much brainier than I can rattle off the exact date. I would have to google it-)
I wonder if they will have party favors- I think kazoos would be appropriate. Imagine them all in the ‘witness room’ kazooing “Pray for the Dead and the Dead will Pray for You....”. Does anyone remember that one? Or how about another lovely childhood song... “The Worms”...( crawl in, the worms crawl out. The worms play Pinochle on your snout...)

Did our guy miss something he wanted that he was entitled to, and is that punishment beyond what he was entitled to? To speak clearly: Our guy was ‘supposed’ to be the 1000 executed, but Mark ‘had to’ step in. ( I can think of the sound-bytes now.)

Sorry, maybe I’m delirious. It has been a long (but grade- A) day.

I find it hard to believe there is a salutation of any sort to execution. Perhaps there’s food there for the next reality show? They might call it “Solyent Green”? ;)

Personally, I don’t believe in capital punishment. For those that are guilty of such heinous crimes, death is too easy. ...I believe death is a release. To what?, is a subject for another time, but I think it can’t be argued that death is a *release.

If I didn’t have a checkered history I might run for office on this platform alone:
I don’t believe in capital punishment.
I don’t believe heinous criminals should live out lives on tax payers bucks contributing only licence plates.
Maybe they could contribute kidneys. They’ve got two.
-And if your not sure they are REALLY guilty, a kidney and/or an eye might be enough-

(I have a friend who’s been waiting eight years for a kidney. There are a lot of things that need to match up for a transplant to occur)

Think about it:

They have two eyes; two lungs. The liver goes a long way- Think about skin tissue for burn victims! Or appendages for amputees!

-But not hearts- hearts are necessary to sustain life.

Think of it this way: instead of cultivating bad, there is a harvesting of good- and a giving back to the devalued, by the value-less.

I guess the problem would arise with who got to say what was good and what was bad.
But, damn, isn’t that always the way.

------
Elizabeth Maksymiuk


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The following comments are for "Virginian with a Pardoned Execution"
by emaks

emaks/ "Call Leavonworth."
.."We need a lung. And order a couple eyes from Edgefield."...

Elizabeth,
You may be on to something.

Could keep "Tookie" ticking...

Entrails for thought,
B7L

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: December 1, 2005 )

eye for an eye?


I'm surprised that Texas didn't hurry up an execution to win the honor.

Harvesting organs from prisoners may fuel the demand for executions, particularly in cases where the potential condemnee's DNA closely matches a wealthy individual with 'organ needs'. If we can't win the minds of hardened criminals, we can at least steal their hearts.

s

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: December 2, 2005 )

Death on demand
Always a way to rape the system- wouldn't it be nice * think beach boys here * ....fill in the blank tonight.
I'd like to start a radio show, but I'd be labeleld subversive- and that would embarass my parents :9

Beyond this though, think, no more mice with ears growing on their backs- what a plethora of avenues begins! HA!

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: December 2, 2005 )

Lord Have Mercy Upon Us All
Emaks;
May God have mercy upon us all... I can only speak for myself and keep my heart right with GOD.

I prayed for
1)Daryl Atkins
2)Kenneth Boyd
3)Shawn Humphries
4)Wesley Baker
5)Leroy Fears
6)Stanley "Tookie" Williams

It is so sad, we ourselves betray our humanity...

If God can use someone like "Saul" and turn his life around and make him one of the GREATEST APOSTLES who has written the last few books of the Bible, so we are taught. Then I know that He has forgiven these men if they have asked GOD to forgive them, then it doesn't matter what no one else says. If God be for them, who can be against them.

Donation of Organs! Mmmmmmmh


May GOD have mercy up on us all, especially AMERICA, She is falling, and falling hard... I know, what I know, what I know......

Well, God bless all, gotta go to work.


Blessings,
{{[Jeannie}}}

( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: December 2, 2005 )

Jail House Parts
Jeannie, of course you did cause that's the kind of person you are!
Saul/Paul certainly is an excellant example of how man's heart can change with knowledge of God.

I would like to see people like Scott Peterson have some value. (I know Jeannie, he has inherent value for he is also one of God's children, but I can't help but wonder what Lacy and Conner- his not born son- think, not to mention their familiy...) Or think of Tim McVey, requesting an early execution...

As I said, I believe taking a life is an unacceptable act, but to require that life which showed no regard toward godliness now be valuable?... This seems to me a way to get a jump start on a cosmic debt. It could be a way for some to give back to what they deemed as valueless, thus bringing them some sort of personal redemption.
Imagine no more innocent animals being used for drug testing. Let the child rapists/killers be lab rats- maybe the prospect would cause pause and that would be a good effect too.
I really think there is some food for thought on this issue, and Soos- in our world the guy with the fattest wallet buys to win anyway. Would the closeness of DNA imply some sort of genetic kinship?

All things taken to an extreme are ugly. I grant you that my implication of organ harvesting is my extreme example, but the implications here are broad. What about human research for drug viability? Bet they'd step up to the plate to "test" viagra.... never mind, I forgot about the prison part for a second... but hopefully you get my drift.
Jeannie, pray for me too. Pray for all of us.

Thanks Bobby, Soos, and Jeannie for stopping and commenting.

my best to you-
Elizabeth

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: December 2, 2005 )





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