Friday, March 5, 2010

Death penalty - U.S. far behind 95 other countries in the world.

Did you know that 95 nations in the world have banned the death penalty.

Not the United States. We seem to love to kill people.

Russia banned the practice of capital punishment on November 19, 2006.

Russia! The U.S.'s old arch enemy. The country of Stalin and gulags.

What's wrong with us, Americans? The most religious country, supposedly, on earth as compared to the atheistic, godless communists? Probably its the belief in the God of the Old Testament who loves killing people. Does it at the drop of a hat. Hey, if it's good enough for God, by golly it's good enough for us.

Unitarian Universalists do not support the death penalty, but we are a small minority in the United States.

Come on people, let's join the civilized world.

1 comment:

  1. I attended an execution as a reporter four and a half years ago. Prison officials put members of the media pool in the same viewing room as family members of the man being executed. I don’t remember all the details of that carefully choreographed day. I don’t even remember the specifics of the crime. But I’ll never forget the man’s mother and sister standing there weeping in that cold little room, watching the state kill their son and brother with smooth precision. That image haunts me to this day.

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