Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey signed a bill that ends capital punishment in New Jersey. However you may feel about capital punishment, should this be ended by way of legislation or by way of a vote? Of course I am in favor of capital punishment. I say castrate pedophiles and rapists, kill murderers and I call this justice. The arguments against capital punishment are hypocritical if they are coming from bleeding heart liberals who condone abortion. These are the same people who are anti-war but would celebrate abortion. Please explain to me what kind of killing is OK. I am not sure how that argument works. To me the reality is the same as the old saying "there are no atheists in fox holes". Just as there are no mothers of dead children seeking amnesty for murderers. Perhaps this logic doesn't work, but at least I prefer killing sick and twisted murderers rather than a fetus.
I don't grasp the old notion of an eye for an eye as much as plain good old fashioned justice. I think death is a JUST punishment in SOME murder cases. I did not say ALL. But some there is a definite bullet to the forehead needed. Some people are not meant to be walking the streets of America. They are twisted and a societal ill. My argument is not to say shame on New Jersey or to persuade the anti-capital punishment opinion to switch sides. My point is to condemn the Governor for changing the law based on pressure from interest groups. That BUGS. I don't care if it is a deterrent, it probably isn't, most killers would probably take their own lives if need be. I don't care about the cost. I don't care that it is deemed "cruel and unusual", this higher ground crap is part of the hazy line that is drawn between right and wrong. Is it right for the state to sanction the killing of a human being to satisfy the laws of justice? I say ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY!! Is it OK for someone to defend himself or herself against a home invader with a gun? Of course it is. To me that is capital punishment. We are defending ourselves against our enemies, those that would cause us harm or death. We have a war on our streets in America and it is the sick and twisted criminal that will kill for drugs, money or a deranged sexual encounter. Self-defense is what I call it. Kill the bastards that prey on our society. Of course I am not saying take up some sort of vigilante post. But when a crime is committed then let's protect ourselves. Shoving them in a jail cell for the rest of their lives is not protecting ourselves. It is sending a predator to a faulty prison system to live cushy the rest of their life. I don't see the punishment nor the justice. So nice going Governor Corzine, your high road to many is a joke and many murder victims and their families expecting justice will in deed get none. Sleep well.