"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

''I'm a right-wing Tory, and proud to be a right-wing Tory''

The common sense of the majority of people lead them to support the death penalty-- they instinctively realize that certain heinous crimes call for the ultimate punishment, not because of bloodlust, but because justice calls for a congruent satisfaction in order to restore as much as possible the moral damage done by the perpetrator. They know, too, that such a penalty can be a marginal deterrent and is certainly a specific deterrent for particular dangerous criminals.

England is no different than any other country in this regard. Like in America, where the academy, the mainstream media, and the Christian leadership all conspire to thwart the oft-expressed will of the people for moderate, fair, and reliable capital punishment laws, in England this same coalition of oligarchs have impeded these common-sense laws.

Comes now Priti Patel, a 34-year old political novice, who is making a strong bid to become the first Asian female MP and who is a Conservative Party member.

She makes the following observations:

"If you had the ultimate punishment for the murder of policemen and other heinous crimes, I am sure it would act as a deterrent," she said. "We must send a clear signal to people that crime doesn't pay. The punishment must fit the crime and yes, I do support capital punishment. "For far too long the law has been on the side of the criminal. Law and order is breaking down in Britain and we must do something about it."
To put the icing on the cake, she also favors retention of the British pound against the Euro, saying "I said I would never vote for the euro because I want to see a Britain that is governed by the British for the British."

There may yet be hope for the mother country. If nothing else, restoring capital punishment might give pause to the Islamists who are striving to introduce Sharia, with its throat-slitting "honor killing" tendencies, into England and other European countries.

HT: Crime and Consequences.


Windypundit said...

Brits being Brits, they'll probably avoid newfangled lethal injections and just start hanging people again...

AustinDefense said...

"moderate, fair, and reliable capital punishment laws"

Without conceding that our current death penalty system actually is fair and reliable, I can see how it arguably or hypothetically could be.

How could any capital punishment system be moderate though?

(I know it's not really the point of your post, but I still thought I'd ask...)

123txpublicdefender123 said...

What's so great about her? She doesn't seem to say anything different than the typical soundbytes of "tough on crime" politicians. The system favors the criminals too much, the death penalty is a deterrent because I say so, blah blah blah . . .

I also don't understand the argument that the best way to demonstrate to extreme Islamists that killing people for what their society believes are moral evils is wrong is to kill them when they commit what our society believes are moral evils.