When I first received this topic I thought, “Yes, this has been a controversial topic for a very long time, but why write about it now with so many other things going on in our nation that are much more important to focus on.” Then, I began to think about what my thoughts have been on this topic throughout my life.
As a young man, it was natural for me to believe that for the exact same reasons that I felt no one had the right to murder unborn babies, nobody had a right to murder any human being. I thought that as long as they were put in a cell with no luxuries, no radio, TV, weight rooms, or reading materials, and to treat them as convicted murderers, rapists etc. was enough. However, I then joined the military, and began to gain experience and grow up a lot more, and as I began to see and experience the evil that was happening all around the world, the unspeakable evil being committed by all kinds of human beings, such as, stoning women because they were raped, molesting children because their society says it is okay to marry a 9-year-old, mutilating women to take away their ability to feel pleasure, throwing people off of buildings because they were gay, torturing others for believing differently than dictators like Saddam Hussain, who put people through meat grinders alive to feed his palace gold fish, or tying his army officers to scud missiles and firing them off because they got grid coordinates mixed up. Then, of course, there are the horrors here in our country. Reading reports about racism, dragging a man to his death by tying him to a truck, or the mass murderers and serial killers, the examples are beyond belief.
At some point, the light bulb went off. I realized that there is a huge difference between killing, torturing, an innocent helpless person by ripping off their arms, legs, torso, etc., from killing a guilty person by humanly hanging, shooting, or injection till dead, so that no one else will be hurt by them, making America safer; is a huge difference. So today I personally believe:
1. Killing the unborn person is evil, wrong, inhumane and a practice that should be condemned and stopped.
2. Evil humans who mass or serial murder, torture, molest children or treason against this nation should be humanely put to death.
3. Rapists should be castrated.
3. All cases and evidence must be 100% verified, beyond any doubt, and not use hearsay or be biasedly persecuted, every precaution must be taken to prevent an innocent person from receiving the death penalty.
4. Prisons need to be a deterrent to society, a place that is not good to be in, no radios, no TVs, no college careers, no weight rooms, etc., a place that has an 8-hour workday, rehabilitation through the development of self discipline, with privileges earned and a positive building of character, and productive personhood created.
When concerning prisons, rehabilitation, and capital punishment, this is where we ought to be in our nation today. Sure, there are many other details that could be discussed for each of the above points, however, I think it is important to discuss some more current events in relation to the subject matter of capital punishment.
My first inclination was to discuss the treason that so many have ignored over the past 10 years from those who are indeed above the law, like Hillary Clinton and others, but until we have the FBI, CIA, and Congress gain back their integrity, this continues to be a moot point that only further divides the unwilling and ignorant to the truth from those crying for justice. However, I did find that the Department of Justice put out a press release on July 25th of this year, stating that the federal government has directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to resume capital punishment, after a 20-year lapse of doing so. In addition, Attorney General William Barr directed the acting director of BOP to schedule the execution of 5 death row inmates convicted of murdering, torturing, and raping children and elderly citizens.
These five inmates are: white supremacist, Daniel Lewis Lee, who put plastic bags over the heads, duct taped them, weighted them down with rocks, and threw a family of 3 into the Illinois bayou to their deaths; a Native American, Lezmond Mitchell, who stabbed to death a 63-year-old grandmother, then forced her 9-year old granddaughter to sit next to her lifeless body for a 40 mile drive, then Mitchell slit the little girl’s throat, then collapsed her skull in with 20 lb rocks before cutting off both her and her grandmothers feet, hands and heads, and burying them in the woods; a white Kansas City man, Wesley Ira Purkey, who violently raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl, then dismembered her, and dumped her body in a septic pond. He was also convicted of using a claw hammer to rip apart an 80-year-old woman’s head, who suffered from Polio and walked with a cane; a black man, Alfred Bourgeois, who physically and emotionally tortured, sexually molested, and beat to death his 2 ½-year-old daughter, then bragged about it to others, which was what got him arrested, and finally, a white Iowa man, Dustin Lee Honken, who shot and killed 5 people, who all planned to testify against him on numerous offenses, two men, a working mother, and her 10-year-old and 6-year-old daughters.
These 5 death row inmates, deserve to be put to death for the evils they committed, that is the only way we can give justice to all of those who cannot be brought back to life. I am glad this current Department of Justice has put back into motion capital punishment. It is our job as We The People, the authority of this country, to ensure convictions are legit and accurate, in keeping America safe.
“Charlie Mike” (Continue the Mission)