Sunday, July 06, 2014

Death Penalty

My respect for life, all life, is being challenged. I want to be opposed to the death penalty, but in the case of the father who left his child in a hot car to die I'm loosing the battle with myself, because it appears that he may have done it on purpose. It also looks like his wife was in on it as well. I am at a loss here. I want to remain on the higher ground, I want to be okay with life in prison for them. But ... after the horrific thing they did, to an innocent child ... my emotions want to see them locked in a car in the heat of the summer for hours, until they die as that poor little boy died. I feel guilty for wanting that. I know that I shouldn't, I know that life, even the life of such vile humans as these two are, has more meaning than that. But in this case ... I just can't get past the horrible way that baby died.

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