Thank you, God.
I wasn’t sure. Not when I heard the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to disallow execution for child rape, based on a case where the man was already a convicted child rapist and raped his eight year old stepdaughter so badly that the surgeon said it was the worst damage he’d ever seen from an assault. If they will disallow it then, it is amazing that there is any capital punishment in our country.
I understand why they voted that way. They think capital punishment is risky, problematic, and murder. I disagree with them on that too, but at least they have some point.
On the other, not so much.
And I have prayed more for my country today than I have in a while. Which is sad. God, forgive us. Bless this nation.
Today, Gov. Jindal signed the “Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill,” authorizing the castration of convicted sex offenders. They get a choice: physical or chemical. Oh, and they don’t just get castrated and leave – they still have to serve out their sentence.
I am a little concerned that it is a possibility for a first offense. I know the gravity of the offense, but sometimes the court is wrong. In the last few years a man in Conroe was released from 15 years of prison for a rape and murder he did not commit.
But if you’re convicted twice, yeah. I’m all for that. I’m not sure that it’s not a little too cruel to make them choose the type, but yeah.
Castration. It takes care of most of the issue (hopefully all of the issue) and prevents recidivism.
Sometimes a wrong can be made right. Jindal fixed the Supreme Court’s stupidity.