Re: Conn. man condemned to die for fatal home invasion
Originally Posted by Orion
Depends on what your beliefs or morals are, I guess. If you believe in good and evil, then what this man did is probably evil. I don't see how creating another evil situation where he is tortured or killed is going to bring more balance to the world. It just tips the scale further askew in favour of evil.
I'm not saying he should be treated well, but honouring the sovereignty of his life would be the best way to honour the people he killed because it would be adding a corrected behaviour to the chain of heinous events. The way you deal with evil is to confront it with goodness, or transform it into goodness. One of those two options is usually better than stooping to his level.
There is no sovereignty to his life. He gave that up. He had a choice. We aren't stooping to his level when applying justice. Justice is a good thing. It brings closure for the family and the state. As long as this guy is breathing, he is fouling the air that we all have to breathe.
"It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.