Where ever you come down on the issue of capital punishment, it’s impossible to deny that what happened last night in Oklahoma was horrific.
Last night also reminds us of a broader horrific truth that so many of us deny or simply ignore: Capital Punishment is murder at the hands of the State.
Yes, we’re killing a human being, in the name of all of us, but we’re doing it kindly and gently. You know, like we might put down an old dog.(1)
Last night ripped the pretense off this view. Murder is the intentional taking of another human beings life. Capital punishment is murder at the hands of the State, however “nicely” it happens.
If this offends you, I…
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