The necessity of death penalty & the evil that masquerades as reformation

As we wait for the honourable sessions court to pronounce a judgement on the Mumbai Shakti mills gang rape case, misguided human rights upholders are out in numbers with their usual clarion call, no death penalty!

Pray, what's their logic? Civilised societies do not impose the death penalty. Civilised societies, according to the activists are supposed to work on reformation, and not put people to death. Plus they say the death penalty never acts as a deterrence. Tell you the truth, human rights activists not only do us disservice by calling for the abolition of the death penalty, but also allow for evil to flourish conveniently camouflaged under bogus calls for reformation.

Let me first address the issue of deterrence. I quote (Professor John McAdams from Marquette University), "If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call."

So you see, the supposition of a lack of deterrence is NOT a problem, but the risk of eliminating the possibility of deterrence through the death penalty proves too costly. Its costs innocent lives!

About whether the state has a right to put people to death, of course it does! That is why we have a state. Take wars for example. In wars we require that our armies fight enemies, and kill them in combat. That is why we have armies in the first place. To protect the exercising of our liberty from outsiders who may take it away. Ditto when it comes to the death penalty. We give the state the right to take away lives, so we can have innocent citizens enjoy their liberty, free from fear.

Of course the death penalty must be administered with care, and as the law states, in the rarest of rare cases. Is repeat gang rape the rarest of rare? In my book it is!

You know what that means when it comes to the perpetrators of the heinous Shakti mills gang rape!

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