Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My support of the death penalty.

Leftist, caving to fringe-left pressure from the likes of whack job Ed Murray, clueless mayor of Seattle, have trotted out a bill to halt the death penalty in Washington State.

Sorry.  I can't support that.

These leftists are of the fringe-left core of their parties:  State Reps. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah.

Walsh, if memory serves, is a former legislative assistant to a democrat and a former county democrat party-chair before she switched parties along with her then democrat state representative Dave Mastin, is the epitome of a RINO.  Her support of this idiocy is to both be expected and a huge warning flag as to the motives behind it.

Those shilling this idiocy make no compelling argument for it: they cite costs, time, DNA, a bogus concern for the victim's families (Like these clowns speak for the victims?) a fake "difficulty in finding jurors willing to impose the death penalty" and that sort of thing.

Similar arguments concerning costs and time are routinely ignored by leftists when it suits them: take a look at the rank incompetence of the Seattle Big Dig. Locally, take a look at the idiocy of the CRC/Light rail scam.

In the end, I use a tiny filter when it comes to this issue, a filter that clearly none of these leftists use:

What if it were my wife, daughter, son, mom or dad?

If these people had just suffered that loss... what would their position be then?

The problem for this motley crew is that it's not their views that matter.  It's ours.  And ours say that while the appeal system obviously needs reform and that's what they should be focusing on, THIS "solution" is based purely and entirely on their feelings... and not ours.

And guess which ones are what they should be concerned with?

Those who argue that 150 (Or whatever the number may be) death penalty sentences have been overturned unfortunately do not cast any gravitas when it comes to that:  how many non-death penalty cases have been reversed?  Does that mean we should get rid of prisons?

The death penalty isn't perfect.  But I cannot imagine someone such as Wesley Allen Dodd not being put to death (As this group and their ilk would not have allowed) for what he did.  Because if he had done that to one of my children, I would have done my best to blow his brains out myself.

It's simple, really: what would I do in this case?

What would I do if the death penalty were applied as a result of the murder of a family member?

What would YOU do?

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