Monday, 16 February 2015

Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment is in the news because of the Bali 9.

I have no hesitation in supporting capital punishment Under CERTAIN conditions.

The only punishment that is just is one that fits the crime. Jesus tried to point this out when the Jews screwed this up by relying on tradition to understand what an eye for an eye meant.

Thus under what circumstances would capital punishment be the punishment that fits the crime.
It would be when a person brazenly wantonly and calculatedly  murders another human being.
Think of Martin Bryant for example.

This is the only time where capital punishment does fit the crime.

Hence the use of capital punishment for drug smuggling in Indonesia is not warranted.