LIBERTY: No death penalty; no matter how horrendous the crime

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski only.

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Go ahead, call me a Neanderthal. Call me unwoke. A guy who just doesn’t “get it.”

I believe in the death penalty. I don’t believe an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth per se. I don’t believe that the robber should have his hand removed. But I do believe a life for a life.

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I think you’re wrong.

As gun owning pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I think there are THREE significant arguments against the death penalty (from weakest to strongest): (1) it’s an unConsittional cruel and unusual punishment — actually barbaric. (2) the “system” makes mistakes all the time — search “project innocence”. (3) we should never permit the government to ever kill its citizens — lest bad opinions become a “capital offense”. 

As horrendous as this murder is, she must have been insane. I think it’s a contra-survival gene that in nature will eliminate itself. It punishment enough to imprison her past her reproductive years.

Since every rule has to have exceptions, there are a class of killers that are too dangerous to send to jail. A convicted murder, that kills a prison guard, is in this category.  

I favor a “Devil’s Island” solution that put the convict out of sight and contact with other humans. Something like a geo-fence that if they leave their “confine”, their head explodes.

Since all life is precious and fragile, we should be extremely circumspect about killing things.

Especially when we allow the Gooferment to do it!

The DoI says “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.


1. It was a great year for global efforts to end capital punishment. The death penalty was abolished in Malaysia, Zambia, the Central African Republic, Papua New Guinea and Equatorial Guinea, one of the world’s most authoritarian countries. More than 70% of the world’s countries have now removed the death penalty in law or in practice.


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