Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Death Penalty explained

Courtesy of Gregg Jackson of WRKO Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, a BLUE state if there every was one

Stricter enforcement of capital punishment does, in fact, deter crime. From 1990 to 2000, the number of murders in the USA decreased as the number of executions increased.
Political analyst William Tucker in the National Review Online states, "The most dramatic decline in murders in the last decade has been precisely in those regions that have had the most executions... Since 1990, [ Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas] have performed half the nation's executions... [and] murder rates in these states have fallen faster than anywhere else in the country. (Patrick F. Fagan, The Real Root Causes of Violent Crime: The Breakdown of Marriage, Family and Community, The Heritage Foundation, 3/17/95, www.heritage.org )

Maybe The Great One, a.k.a Mark Levin can expound upon this point better than I.


Blogger Afrikaner said...

I do not want my state to be like Texas, even if state sponsored killing might save lives. A civilized society doesn't engage in Capital Punishment. You might want to ask Robert Merepool, whose parents Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were judicially murdered by the US govt in 1953, what his impressions of the death penalty are!

July 31, 2007 5:50 PM  
Blogger JMNOR55 said...

Well, you have yet to respond to the facts that I presented you. Debate means arguing facts not shouting about feelings or platitudes or cliches.

The book is titled, Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies, by Gregg Jackson of JAJ Publishing.

It's available I assume through amazon.com or bn.com

August 01, 2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger wrpn said...

Mr Normand-

The issue is not one of facts or your citing hardline neo-con political handbooks to support your conclusions. I don't care how many lives may or not be saved by using the death penalty. I do not want to live in a society that countenances such behaviour and I feel capital punishment has no place in a civilized society any more than the stocks or pillory do. You could make a very good case that the antebellum South, blessed as it was with the peculiar institution of slavery, offered a viable solution to issues of unemployment among the unskilled! We are better off, as a country without slavery, and like most countries, such as the UK & Canada, which have long abolished executions, we in the US will be a better society once we abolish the death penalty as well.

However, since you are so enthralled with the use of capital punishment might I recommend you relocate to Iran? They hung 9 offenders this week and stoned to death an adulterer last month.

August 02, 2007 9:04 AM  
Blogger JMNOR55 said...

Dear Mr Self-Righteous WRPN,

1) I notice that you ahven't expressed sympathy for the family nor the surviving husband in this case. Don't blindside me with arguments about how the death penalty is similar to slavery in the South. The death penalty is intended to show that a society cannot tolerate murder. What are your suggestions to deal with those two individuals in Connecticut? Rehabilitate them at Connecticut taxpayer expense? We have done that for many years now and it doesn't work.
Also, as a socialist/progressive, you should be thankful that there are only "neo-cons" in office and not paleo-cons in office or influence because believe me, Patrick Buchanan and his ilk would be much harder on criminals, drug dealers and users, etc. than us "neo-cons".

People with a religious foundation (such as I) acknowledge the fact that the world is imperfect but the good of protecting families is more important than the rights of criminals, which seems to be more important to you. How civilized is that?

August 02, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger wrpn said...

Mr Normand-First I have the greatest respect for Patrick Buchanan and authentic conservatives like him. A Buchanan administration would have had the courage to deal fairly with the challenges of both legal and illegal immigration. Nor would it have involved our country in the current mess in Iraq. Furthermore, I've found Pat's "American Conservative" magazine to be a great place for the free exchange of ideas and issues.

Having said that I'm also an observant Jew, but I'd never be presumptous or arrogant enough to suggest that my religious commitment requires a certain posture on public policy. My heart also goes out to the family of the victims in Connecticut but as a Life Affirmer I know that state sponsored killing, whether it is legalized abortion or capital punishment, undermines our commitment to the Values of Life.

You are a very shallow and rather unread young man and I can't help but think that that is a contributing factor to the fact you are still single.

In the meantime, get your Immigration Application into Iran!

August 02, 2007 11:38 AM  
Blogger JMNOR55 said...

I suppose New Jersey is quite a brave and smart state, huh, for abolishing the death penalty. Well, does life imprisonment really work? Isn't it expensive?

December 18, 2007 4:11 PM  
Blogger JMNOR55 said...

Instead of worrying about the Death penalty, explain to me how sentencing should work to keep certain people off the streets.


February 21, 2008 5:15 PM  

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