Tuesday, February 21, 2012


The Death Bishops

The USSCB are against the death penalty everywhere. The problem is that they are arguing that those of us in the USA don't need the death penalty anymore as it no longer deters murders and it, somehow, is cruel.

Let's deal with the concept that the death penalty is inherently cruel according to the Chruch:

Oops! As horrid it might be, the Church has been for it - here is some of the worst (notice Aquinas): http://adtelevavi.wordpress.com/2008/01/11/the-catholic-church-and-the-death-penalty/

Now many cite John Paul II. Let us look at his statement:

"It is clear that, for these purposes to be achieved, the nature and extent of the punishment must be carefully evaluated and decided upon, and ought not go to the extreme of executing the offender except in cases of absolute necessity: in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society. Today however, as a result of steady improvements in the organization of the penal system, such cases are very rare, if not practically non-existent...

In any event, the principle set forth in the new Catechism of the Catholic Church remains valid: 'If bloodless means are sufficient to defend human lives against an aggressor and to protect public order and the safety of persons, public authority must limit itself to such means, because they better correspond to the concrete conditions of the common good and are more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.'"

So it would seem that the Church is against capital punishment unless it is really needed as of 1995.

My best guess is that the Pope was not given the truth Based on the actual data, it is needed. Let us continue!

Let us look at the real statistics as analyzed by Professor John Lott that should have been provided the Pope AFTER 1995. (Lott is also a Catholic). Now those of you who would whack me around... I contacted Prof. Lott two days ago and he confirms his numbers. The death penalty saves INNOCENT lives. Here is his article. BTW I'd be happy to loan you my copy of Freedomnomics.


Both Prof. Lott and I are interested in actually saving innocent lives, emotions be damned. The history of protecting the innocent, especially those we will never know, is on the side of Prof. Lott and me, not the goofy bishops who feel and not think.

Let us save the innocents!

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