I made a post yesterday about the death penalty, and then later deleted it because I wanted to give it some more thought to find out if I still felt the same way today.
I have always been against the death penalty, and have written a few web pages as to why. I suppose I’ll have to delete them because I have definitely changed my mind.
One of the causes I’ve had in my life for a few years have been writing, paying for a weekly subscription of the El Paso Times, and ordering books from bookstores, and visiting every February of the year, inmates at the Kenedy Penitentiary in San Antonio, Texas. I have a couple of inmates I write to who are on death row, also.
Once these inmates complete their time, I will never see them again, and they will never know exactly where to find me, because I have various PO Boxes in this city.
I do not know how the ones on death row will react when I write to them, letting them know about my change of heart; that I am now for the death penalty. I must let them know; otherwise I’d feel like a hypocrite. I’ll also have to tell the others. I most definitely will continue with the newspaper subscription, and sending books from the bookstores, and going over there in February and rent the same inexpensive motel that’s owned by these people from India, that’s closest to the penitentiary. I have one brand new one who has put me on his list for visitation.
I never imagined I’d change my mind about killing a violent criminal, but too many factors, which I won’t go into, have caused me to change my mind. I’ve always looked down with disdain on those who have been for the death penalty, and it saddens me that I’ve somehow become just like them.
On another note, I’ve been watch on TV all the horrible things Saddam Hussein did to so many people. How is it possible for a man to do these horribly diabolical things to so many human-beings?
If he were to be dissected, would a heart be found? I don’t think so.