"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

Thursday, March 08, 2007

France Leads Way for Abolitionists

France is enshrining abolition of the death penalty into their constitution. This, despite the fact that 44% of the French people support reintroduction of the death penalty and less than a majority (49%) support abolishing it. These numbers are all the more surprising if you remember that the European ruling elite and media has engaged in incessant agitprop for two decades against the death penalty, which in European leftist circles, dovetails neatly with anti-Americanism.

Of course, France could not reintroduce the death penalty now without repudiating the infamous Protocol 6, which mandates abolition of the death penalty in signatory states, regardless of public will or public safety necessity.

Those agitating for abolition in this country are taking to their marching orders from these words of the EU:

Long ago European countries, either in practice or in law, made a choice for humanity, abolishing the death penalty and thus fostering respect for human dignity. And this is an ultimate principle that the EU wishes to share with all countries, as it shares other common values and principles such as freedom, democracy, and the rule of law and safeguard of human rights. If it succeeds in reaching this goal, both the EU and those countries will have furthered the cause of humanity, as Beccaria foretold. The EU thus invites the USA to equally embrace this cause.

Of course the EU cares not a bit for democracy on this issue, hypocritically imposing this policy without regard to the democratic will. Note the ironic appeal to human dignity: the Europeans, of all people, should realize that when a Hitler, a Stalin, or a Milosevic comes along, vindicating the dignity of their victims can only really happen when their killer is executed.

If we would execute a Hitler, we should not flinch at executing a murderer of only one victim, since one life is just as entitled to vindication as a thousand.

Not death-eligible in Europe

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