No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. –Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution (emphasis mine)
The Connecticut Supreme Court deemed the death penalty unconstitutional last Thursday. They declared it “unconstitutional,” sort of. According to the Hartford Courant, the death penalty “no longer comports with evolved societal values and serves no valid purpose as punishment.”
Ah, yes, the is Marxism at work, but I’ll bet it won’t be long until they deem those that speak against their injustice as worthy of death, just like all good little Marxists eventually do.
The Courant reports:
The majority decision, written by Justice Richard N. Palmer, found flaws in the 2012 death penalty law, which banned “prospective” death sentences, those imposed after the effective date of the law. But the majority wrote that it chose to analyze capital punishment and impose abolition from a broader perspective.
After analysis of the law and “in light of the governing constitutional principles and Connecticut’s unique historical and legal landscape, we are persuaded that, following its prospective abolition, this state’s death penalty no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose,” Palmer wrote.
“For these reasons, execution of those offenders who committed capital felonies prior to April 25, 2012, would violate the state constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.”
Palmer was joined in the majority, in what amounted to a contentious decision, by Justices Dennis G. Eveleigh, Flemming Norcott and Andrew J. McDonald. There were two concurrences and three dissents.
So, what brought all of this about? An appeal by Eduardo Santiago, who was convicted for accepting a snowmobile as payment for murder. Did you get that? The court believes that Santiago deserves to live when he was willing to take a life for the price of a snowmobile! I guess we shouldn’t be surprised when government sanctions the murder of babies in the womb for far less. But I digress.
The ruling struck down the death penalty, ruling against their
God-given mandate to punish evildoers (Rom. 13:1-5). It also spared the lives of 11 prisoners, including Steven J. Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, convicted of the 2007 murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and her daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11.
The New York Time recounts the story:
Mr. Hayes and Mr. Komisarjevsky had stalked the victims the night before breaking into their house, according to prosecutors. They had seen Ms. Hawke-Petit and Michaela at a grocery store and then entered their home at 3 a.m., after the family had gone to bed.
First, the men clubbed Mr. Petit with a baseball bat and tied him up in the basement. Later, as Mr. Komisarjevsky held the daughters hostage, Mr. Hayes forced Ms. Hawke-Petit to go to the bank and withdraw $15,000.
Bank employees, tipped off by Ms. Hawke-Petit, called the police, who arrived around the time Mr. Petit escaped. Ms. Hawke-Petit and her daughters died as the men tried to flee after tying them up and setting fire to the home.
What the NYT liberal rag left out was that both men raped Mrs. Hawke-Petit and her daughters. The Telegraph reported:
Komisarjevsky helped Hayes rape Jennifer Hawke-Petit before turning his attention to her 11-year-old daughter Michaela, who he sexually assaulted while taking pictures with a mobile phone.
The men then tied the young girl and her sister Hayley to their beds, placed pillow cases over their heads and set fire to the house, leaving them to die of smoke inhalation.
Husband and father Dr. William A. Petit Jr., a well-known endocrinologist, escaped though he was bludgeoned by Mr. Hayes and Mr. Komisarjevsky. He described the loss of his wife of 26 years and his daughters as a “personal holocaust.”
“I lost my family and my home,” he said. “They were three special people. Your children are your jewels.”
While these unjust judges have shown more compassion for convicted murderers than their victims, they have also opposed the people. Nearly 60 percent of the people in Communist run Connecticut still support the death penalty.
However, whatever the people support or don’t support, the issue is that the death penalty is to bring to judgment upon those who are evildoers. The Bible is clear that those who take a life and are found guilty, should pay with their lives. It should not be done in a back room, but rather openly and in public. In fact, the Bible commands the people to be the participants in such a death penalty in order that they might fear, lest such a thing come upon them for engaging in the same kinds of criminal activities.
Murder was not the only capital crime. There were about a dozen crimes in the Bible which warranted the death penalty. Even Jesus reaffirmed the death penalty, so those claiming that he abolished it are completely out to lunch. Yes, that includes the woman caught in adultery because the law was not being followed.
Frankly, I’m sick of people telling me when subjects like this are discussed and the Bible is brought to bear, “Separation of Church and State.” Guess what? You’ve been getting that kind of government for decades and it’s growing in its tyrannical reach. The understanding of Biblical Law is so that men might be free to do what is right, not what is wrong. Keep calling for your humanist government, whether it’s Right humanism or Left humanism and soon you will understand that you have been a useful idiot in order to implement full on Darwinism, where the Statist god you have erected will squash you like a bug.
As for me, I believe the death penalty is proper and in accordance with the command to the ministers of God (Psalm 2:10; Rom. 13:1-5). It also is against the US Constitution that recognizes the death penalty as a just punishment for such crimes as murder. Since the State of Connecticut has usurped its God-given role, as other states have, it is the duty of the People to, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
With this ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court no one is safe in Connecticut, especially with their unconstitutional gun laws and every criminal mind that means to commit murder or any other crime knows that he will not get justice. He will get his life paid for: food, housing and clothing, all on the tax payer’s dime, including victims and their families. Does any of this sound just to you Connecticut? America?