I confess my confusion an ambiguity concerning the death penalty. It has never been clear in my mind as to whether or not society should kill a person. Lisa Coleman was put to death, naturally in the great state of Texas which, not only leads America in killing people, but leads the world. She was a horrible person who tortured and starved a nine year old boy. There simply are no redeeming aspects of her life. She was a brutal person who murdered an innocent child. My guts make me hate this creature. I seek revenge on her for the brutality, the murderous rage within her soul. I want to punish this creature. These are my feelings, these are my emotions. Kill the bitch!
On the other hand, my mind understands that killing a killer will not halt killing. My mind knows that violence begets violence. My mind knows there have been all too many examples of people being sent to their deaths based upon mistaken evidence. My mind knows that most civilized societies have ended the death sentence. Heck, our Supreme Court in the seventies declared the death sentence to be unconstitutional. I fear the use of a death sentence simply plays into the hands of NRA adherents who seek death to those who are “evil.” We kill, and NRA followers feel joy.
I have two opposing feelings. But, in the end, it is time to end killing.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry is arguing that Iran should not be invited to discussions concerning issues in the Middle East. The presence of this nation “would not be appropriate” because according to his reasoning, “Iran has been deeply involved with its forces on the ground in Syria.” How about?
1. The United States had forces on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq.
2. European Union forces were on the ground in Afghanistan.
3. United Kingdom troops were on the ground in Iraq.
Iran’s presence is important if issues in the Middle East are to be resolved. Iran has close connections with Syria, with Hamas, and the situation in Lebanon. How about bringing together any and all nations in the Middle East who are concerned with creating stability?
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