Saturday, January 11, 2003

My governor commuted all the death penalties in Illinois

which, I suppose, is a good thing. I think he is probably doing it for the wrong reasons and in the wrong way; I suspect, given how corrupt his administration has been, that he is angling for the Nobel Peace Prize. Also, if he was going to grant blanket clemency, why did he have to drag all the victims' families through hearings? It seems cruel.

One line from Ryan's speech: "Government sanctioned killing has cheapened life." Of course. Now let's remove the Planned Parenthood subsidies, and work to make abortion illegal. Remember, abortion kills the innocent, and is always morally abominable, whereas capital punishment often kills the guilty, and is sometimes morally permissible. If you get worked up over death sentences, fine. But you should be more angry over the rampant killing of children in abortion, in in vitro fertilization, and through abortifactient cotnraceptives.

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