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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

painless for whom?

No humor today. Many recent news stories on the death penalty, and the possible cruelty of the use of lethal injection, which may be true but is irrelevant (see below). The death penalty needs to be taken on frontally, not sideways, and on the basis of what it does to all of us, not to the convicted.

The most completely painless way
To execute a man
Was practiced long before the day
It got its name and its cachet
From Dr. Guillotin.

Our needle brings a worse demise,
So anyone who delves
Into its use will realize
The ones we would anaesthetize
Must be ourselves.


Blogger Stephen McArthur said...


We make one mistake and we have killed an innocent.

We make mistakes all the time.

We have killed many innocents.

7:32 PM  

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