The Right Remedy for Murder:
“Murderer Suspect Held On One Million Dollar
Bond” read the front page article of the Zanesville newspaper. Does this concept bother anybody else
besides me? Why can a rich murderer
go free while poor murderers are locked away? Should justice respect the wealth of the
O.J. Simpson’s in this country?
God demands that murderers be
executed. “Whoso sheddeth man’s
blood, by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God made He man.”
(Gen.9:6) “He that smiteth a man,
so that he die, shall surely be put to death.” (Exod.21:12). Jesus endorsed it in Matthew 15 and Paul
in Romans 13.
According to Numbers
35:30-33, when the people fail to execute murderers they pollute their land
with the curse of the Lord.
When the Governor of Illinois granted clemency to 156 death row inmates
who were sent there by a jury of their peers, he perverted justice and brought
both a heavenly and a hellish curse upon his jurisdiction.
Opponents to the death penalty argue that it doesn’t
deter crime. They should compare
Saudi Arabia’s murder rate to ours.
When capital criminals are executed, the God of the Bible says, “And all
Israel shall hear, and fear, and not do this wickedness any more.” Even if it were statistically true that
the death penalty doesn’t deter crime in America that could be because we are
not executing murderers quickly
enough! “Because sentence
against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons
of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Eccl.8:11) Tens of millions of dollars are coerced
from law-abiding taxpayers annually to postpone justice and to feed, clothe,
educate, medicate, legally defend, keep cool in summer, warm in winter, and to
entertain capital criminals for life.
Opponents to the
death penalty argue that the penalty is unfairly applied to minorities. The charge itself is an insult to the
minority-laden jury. If the
liberals don’t like trial by jury, they can try to amend the constitution. Have they ever considered that more
minorities are on death row because they commit an unfair percentage of capital
crimes? Even it were true that
whites were less likely to face death for a murder than a black person who
committed the same crime, could not this be interpreted to mean that more whites need to be executed (rather
than less blacks)? It may be that
the death penalty is unfairly applied to minorities, but it’s because
more murderers of African-Americans, who are more often
African-American should be put to death, not less. It is a shame that a black is more likely to
suffer the death penalty if he kills a white than if he kills another
black. True justice is color-blind, immune to the bribes of the
rich, void of the greed of attorneys, deaf to the whining of liberals, and
compatible with the principles of God’s Word.
ye pollute Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to
slay the souls that should not die, and to save souls alive that should not