Will be on BBC NI’s Sunday Sequence tomorrow morning – around 9.30am or so, discussing the issue of Capital Punishment post Oslo. I don’t believe that ANY law could have prevented the atrocity carried out by moonbat Brievik and like all decent people my primary thoughts remain with the families of those who lost loved ones. However I do believe the following;
1. Human life is sacred and God has made clear that those who set out to take life forfeit their own.
2. I believe the Death Penalty is primarily about Justice and it is extremely effective. No convicted murderers having had it inflicted on them have killed again.
3. Breivik will get around 100 days in prison for each life he extinguished. In prison, he will enjoy free food, free gym activities, free education….this is punishment? Ah no – liberals do not believe that prison should be about such a thing. I do.
4. The UK abolished the death penalty in 1965. Since then the murder rate has doubled. QED?
5. In a representative democracy, why do our delegates not represent us? Most people in the UK would be content to see the return of the Death Penalty so WHY deny them this?
6. If society sends the signal that no matter how evil you are, no matter how many people you kill, you will not lose your life…can it be surprised that killing becomes more casual?
7. Life in prison has been reduced to the point where as in Norway, it means 14 years. This is plain wrong. But even if life did mean life, it means the guilty survive whilst the innocent are lost.
I like this quote;
“If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call.”