Today I am dishearten. A man was put to death with the blessings of the state of Georgia, Of course it was the state government body and not the state's citizens that enforced this murder. His name was Troy Davis and he was murdered by lethal injection last night at 11:08 pm. Just in case you do not know his story, I have provided a link below:
I will never understand the logic of 'a life for a life', or how anyone can feel morally justified in sentencing a person to death. What gives ANYONE the right to decide whether one person lives and another one dies? How is murder ever a justice? Does it bring the victim back? No. Does it make the pain less? No.
In the case of Mr. Davis, who never wavered in his plea of innocence, makes this a harder pill to swallow. There was too much doubt.
I believe Desmond Tutu said it best.
"To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice."