A non-believer of capital punishment and euthanasia that I am, I was closely following the Tookie Williams' clemency appeal. It was turned down. Just when I was feeling bad for the guy who will be dead by the time you read this article, I heard Pat Buchanan on the radio quote:
"When you delay execution in such cases; the identity of the victim is lost and
the accused gets a whole new identity."
It is so true in the case of Tookie. The guy is convicted of committing gruesome murders in 1979 and now after 26 years and a few children's book later, the deliberation is about the values he has added to the society instead of the murder for which he has been convicted.
I feel that Governor Arnold did the right thing by turning down the "clemency appeal" sighting
Without an apology and atonement for these senseless and brutal killings,
there can be no redemption.
This has made me wonder if my position regarding Capital Punishment is correct. However I still strongly feel that euthanasia is immoral. As I debate myself...