Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Off With His Head

I just wanted to chime in on the absurdity of this sentencing trail. We're debating whether or not we should sentence a man to DEATH because he TALKED about killing some people.

Did he actually kill anyone? Did he even know about the specific 9/11 attacks?

The answer to both of those questions is no. I'm all for locking him up and throwing away the key. But to kill a man for conspiracy? That's a slippery slope. I have a hard enough time understanding the barbaric practice of killing people for ANY crime, let alone merely conspiring to commit one.

If we kill Moussaoui, then we will have turned into what we are fighting. We're killing a man, ending his life, for entertaining contraversial ideas. Yes, those ideas might--might--have led to deaths of innocents, but they didn't. We caught the guy. We can prove he was planning on killing people.

Lock him up.

Don't kill him.

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