For many in his base, when President Trump signed the huge “omnibus” appropriations bill in March, this validated their cynicism that it is futile to vote Republican or to vote at all. I disagree. Although I view Republicans as corrupt
In his January 30 State of the Union address, President Trump missed a chance to explain to the largest audience he can ever have what the “immigration debate” is really about. Widely mislabeled, it is a political fight about
This brief article explains why victims’ families opposed to capital punishment are not only unrepresentative, but also should have no say in whether a murderer is to be executed. Capital punishment
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT and the FUTILITY of REFERENDA By Lester Jackson With time growing short and the abolition of capital punishment guaranteed if Hillary Clinton is elected to place justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, death penalty supporters are
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The Pervasive Political Rot of the American Government vs. Capital Punishment by Lester Jackson, Ph.D. Most followers of this site are painfully aware that, despite consistent public support, capital punishment has been turned by judges
The assertion that capital punishment is unfair long has been a rallying cry for champions of duly convicted depraved murderers whose guilt is not in doubt. The notion that the death penalty is not and
Dudley Sharp RE: April 29, 2013 Angus Reid Poll (1) – THE POLL YOU NEVER HEARD OF 86% death penalty support (1), the highest I have ever located (2) 22% of the 86% finding the death penalty “always appropriate” (1),
Dudley Sharp======Related topics, below No Death Penalty = More Innocent Deaths and THE DEATH PENALTY: SAVING MORE INNOCENT LIVES ====== At least since Sacco and Vanzetti, the anti death penalty movement has been presenting guilty murderers as innocent (1). Though Sacco and
The Horror is that the media will have 10,000 more articles about the imagined suffering of executed rapist/torturer/murderer Dennis McGuire than they did about the real suffering of his victims, Joy Stewart, her husband Kenny, unborn child Carl and their families and friends.
The filibuster has not prevented tyranny. Few understand this better than crime victims, who know that the filibuster never stopped the appointment of judicial tyrants whose notion of “justice” is to torture victims for the benefit of violent criminals. The war against victims is but one example of pervasive tyranny. Others include quotas, and the assault s on religion, property and health care. Republicans have failed tragically to meaningfully oppose tyranny, and often have enabled it. If RINOs are not replaced by a genuine opposition party, nothing can save the Constitution – or the representative democracy and freedoms that are the heritage of this country.
Many conservatives are frustrated that their leaders play by gentlemanly Marquis of Queensberry rules while leftists ruthlessly attack with thuggish Alinksy rules. For example, Clarence Thomas is justifiably viewed by conservatives as a courageous defender of the Constitution and as one of the best justices, if not the best. Yet he has made televised comments lending respect and legitimacy to extremist liberal activists who dishonestly and arrogantly have shredded the Constitution to further their ideological agenda.
The Obama view of justice: Protect the most depraved and violent criminals, while torturing the decent. Prosecute the prematurely sick; bend over backwards to be “fair” to mass murderers. There is something scandalously wrong with what is mislabeled our criminal “justice” system — and little basis for public confidence in the judges and prosecutors who administer it
The Sleazy Semantics of Death Penalty Opponents By Lester Jackson, Ph.D. Stunning ignorance from those who would exalt murderers and dehumanize victims. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE
Repeatedly in writing, Thomas and Scalia have questioned the integrity of their colleagues; and accused them of arrogance, lawlessness, license, illegitimate abuse of power, basing decisions on no more than their own personal values, contempt for the Constitution, sowing confusion rather than providing clarity, hypocritically pretending to defend the weak against the powerful while actually favoring the powerful at the expense of the weak, protecting “inconsequential” expression while disdaining the “heart” of the first amendment (the right to criticize officeholders), poisonous and pernicious racism and sexism, belief in black inferiority, placing at risk the lives of good innocent people in order to save the lives of the most vicious and depraved, placing the welfare of terrorists above the lives of soldiers combatting them, mandating “infanticide” (the barbaric killing of “human children”), and numerous other sins.
Everyone should have justified sympathy for Muina Arthur, whose son Karl Eugene Chamberlain was executed. Chamberlain was executed because he raped and murdered 30 year old Felecia Prechtl.
However, she was in error, by saying: “I am the survivor of a murder victim,” meaning her son’s execution.
SUMMARY: The cost errors, within the Majority Report, are so substantial that their cannot be considered reliable. Is it possible that a properly managed death penalty system could be less expensive than a true life sentence? Read on.
Some observations on the Urban Institute (UI) Cost of the Death Penalty in Maryland (1) as well as on the Majority Report.
NOTE: Clark is a Calif. ACLU activist and The California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice’s (CCFAJ) is a Calif. government commission.
Clark’s/CCFAJ’s cost review is wildly inaccurate and misleading. I doubt that there is any more veracity to the death row costs than with their lifer cost evaluations. None of Clark/CCFAJ’s numbers can be relied upon.
Clark/CCFAJ says: “In total, California’s death penalty system costs taxpayers $137 million per year. Contrast that with just $11 million per year if we replace the death penalty with permanent imprisonment.”
A stunning 7,900-word New York Times article paints a murderer as a sympathetic victim, with little concern for murder victims and their loved ones. The pro-murderer movement hits the big time.
A recent 7,900-word New York Times article singularly illustrates the huge gulf between victims of barbaric crime and the zealous rationalizers of their victimizers. Strongly suggesting that a prisoner’s being “sorry” for the premeditated murder of both his parents should be “enough” to free him, the article would likely repulse most survivors of violent crime, including loved ones of murder victims and others who care about them.
Repulse, but not surprise.