The State of North Carolina is heatedly debating the death penalty. Death penalty opponents claim that the moratorium on executions is not an attempt to thwart the existence of the death penalty in this state. I don't buy it at all. There is an agenda at work here.
Medical boards have decided that it is unethical for a doctor to comply with the law and have a physician participate in lethal injection executions. It was a stupid requirement in the law to begin with. Let's change the law. Either that or allow the judicial process to strike down that provision. That won't happen, though, since the liberal judiciary only takes activist stands on liberal issues, not conservative.
Administering the death penalty is not about revenge. It is about punishment. What part of
Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
Romans 13:3-4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:is so hard to comprehend?
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Not that I relish the thought of taking someone's life or seeing someone "step into eternity" and into Hell, but I just believe what those verses say. I believe it to the point that I would be willing to perform the execution myself. I have no problem flipping the switch on "Old Sparky", pulling the trigger, or jabbing someone with a needle if that is the sentence. I do not say that I will not have a few feelings of my own to sort out afterwards, but I do believe it to be righteous and therefore believe it to be just and right.
I just wish that our elected officials had the guts to have the same resolve. I am tired of hearing about the moratorium, protesters, and whiners. I see several articles on the N&O web site about the death penalty.
A state House committee recommends legislation that would let inmates appeal their death sentences if they believe the sentences were based on racial discrimination. It does not propose legislation on doctors' roles in execution.How in the world is the sentence based upon race? If someone committed murder, then they get whacked themselves. Simple. It does not matter about the race of the convict. The only fact that should matter is "has he/she been found guilty of murder?" If the answer is "yes", then it is time to whack a convict.
Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue says the state should impose a moratorium on executions until constitutional questions about how the death penalty is administered are resolved.What constitutional questions? How is something as easy as lethal injection cruel and unusual for punishment? Personally, I believe it to be too easy a form of execution. The victim of the murder they committed probably died a far more violent or painful death. It is painless and non violent. The end result is the same, but the convict gets off light.
To our elected representatives and all opponents of the death penalty, grow a spine, and let government be a terror to evil, bear not the sword in vain, be the minister of God, and execute wrath upon him that does evil.