posted on May, 9 2013 @ 05:39 AM
Jodie Arias has been found guilty of first degree murder, having stabbed her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander more than 30 times, shooting him in the
head, and slitting his throat to the point of near decapitation. Now the jury must decide whether she lives or dies. When questioned after the verdict
was read, Jodie stated she’d “rather die sooner than later”.
"Longevity runs in my family, and I don't want to spend the rest of my natural life in one place."
"I believe death is the ultimate freedom and I'd rather have my freedom as soon as I can get it."
I couldn't agree more, which is why I oppose the death penalty.
Make them suffer.
Death is the easy way out. Look at Gary Gilmore, he wanted nothing more than to die for his crimes. It is the easy way out. Anyone who’s ever read
Dostoevsky knows that the greatest punisher is one’s own conscience. And for the criminal who has no conscience there is the boredom of four walls,
and the cruelty of their fellow prisoners to drag out the long remainder of their worthless existence. The merciful thing to do would be to put them
down like the rabid dogs they are. I say show no mercy.
Ariel Castro kept three girls locked in his basement for nearly ten years so he could rape them at leisure. The natural instinct is to call for the
monster’s immediate execution, but I disagree. Stick him in general population so he may be passed around amongst the sodomites for the rest of his
natural life. Let him experience the torture he practiced for so many years, and may he live a long, long time. Death would be a blessing, one that
should not be granted.
Ask yourself, if you were guilty of a heinous crime, would you rather spend the rest of your life behind bars, or just have the man punch your ticket
to the afterlife? Me? I say give me country fried steak and eggs and I’ll see you in hell.
The death penalty isn’t a deterrent, it’s a reward to the nihilistic criminal with nothing to lose. I say abolish the death penalty, and make
criminals truly pay for their crimes.