Virginian with a Pardoned Execution
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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.