"…but you are wrong and condemned"

December 12, 2005

{Tookie Williams – On the Killing Floor } – “Of course, America is an overwhelmingly Christian Country. And, Jesus of Nazareth had straightforward teachings about killing: “Do not murder.” “Do not take revenge on someone who does you wrong.” “Love your enemies and pray for those who mistreat you.” “Blessed are the merciful.” Jesus would not approve of the fundamentalist position on capital punishment.”

As I grow older, I find that I get more and more opposed to the death penalty. Not that I want murderers to be free, they should be locked away forever, and (as EvD and I discussed tonight in the analog world), should work their asses off with all earnings going toward restitution.

Will killing Tookie Williams make amends? Will it make everything right? Will it give closure? Unfortunately, this situation is now a political media show instead of crime and punishment.