The Death Penalty


Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk


Legal Murder

Twenty-eight states and the federal government pay professional killers to murder some of their citizens.  The pretense for these murders is that those killed are themselves killers and that therefore their murder prevents further killings. That, of course, is a lie. Every study of these legal murders has shown that some states with the “death penalty” have higher murder rates than those without this horror, although there are some states without legal killings that have murder rates higher than some states with that form of slaughter. It is evident therefore that the so called “death penalty” does not prevent murder.

Furthermore, innumerable murders of innocent people have been perpetrated by the sadists who kill for money. In the past year, 133 people were released from “death row” because they had lawyers who proved their innocence. However, most death row inmates have no DNA records nor a lawyer to help them. Innocent people, about 8 percent of death row inmates, are killed despite their innocence.

Since the death penalty does not deter murder, why do 38 states and the federal government continue this hideous practice? Evidently because there are among us some citizens who enjoy killing others without needing to fear retribution and because they earn a living by murder which their sadistic hatred of humanity satisfies. Why don’t we rape rapists, beat assaulters, rob robbers, burglarize, steal, and burn down the houses of to those who commit these crimes? Evidently because doing these things does not satisfy the psychotic sadists who murder helpless prisoners for money.

Therefore there is only one remedy decent citizens have to end legal murder. That is excommunication. If all paid killers are excluded from all religious congregations, are not allowed to buy food in a grocery store, cannot rent or buy a house, are not admitted to any clothing store while no one speaks to them, calls them, or invites them, there is a good chance the killers will look for something normal to do.  Human life is sacred. There is no excuse for killing innocent citizens and no excuse for killing even the guilty. We don’t have any obligation to allow sadists to enjoy the slaughter of their fellow citizens.

Peace and blessings,

Gerhard Falk

 Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including Gender, Sex, & Status (2019).

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