Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Capital Punishment is Murder

Unless it's an emergency or voluntary euthanasia, deliberately killing another person is murder. I would have thought this is obvious in 2015, but many Australians condone Indonesia deliberately killing two Australians today. Of course, the US still has 32 states maintaining the death penalty.

It is also disrespectful of humankind and creates low expectations for us.

Furthermore, it is a denial of our potential. After all, is the death penalty, which is a stone-age strategy for dealing with people harming each other, the best we can imagine?

Anyway, Richard Branson has written an article about Indonesia's state-sanctioned murder today, and here's a great quote: 

'To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: “The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past while every sinner (should have) a future.”'

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