Let the Lethal Injections Commence

Ernie Lane ernielane at VERIZON.NET
Tue May 20 13:56:32 MDT 2008


Jim wrote:
> Good point, but who on God's green earth do we use sterile needles on 
> them?  That makes about as much sense as braille on drive up atm machines.

Just as silly is doing any kind of life-saving or transplant surgery on 
inmates doing a life sentence.  Life means just that, with no guarantee 
of longevity.
> 
> Ernie Lane wrote:
>> Carl Spitzer wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 01:11 -0600, Richard Whitenight wrote:
>>>> By a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court has overturned a lower court
>>>> decision that death by lethal injection was un-constitutional, being
>>>> cruel and inhumane punishment. The SCOTUS' decision basically lifts
>>>> the ban on the death penalty, meaning Texas can resume their
>>>> executions.
>>>>
>>> To die like a pet is too good for human scum.
>>
>> To me, the concept that execution should be absolutely painless makes 
>> no sense, but it seems that's the direction we're heading, regardless 
>> of this decision.
>>
>> Now, I'm just as 'humane' as the next guy, and do not think we should 
>> deliberately inflict pain in the execution process.  But there are 
>> humans on both sides of this activity, which means it's imperfect.  
>> Our goal should be to make it painfree, but you can only do so much, 
>> and while we should do the best we can, we should not demand nor 
>> expect perfection.
> 



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