In recent years, many states have moved away from lethal injections for those on death row, and some have moved away from the death penalty altogether. But some states are actively pushing back this trend, such as my home state of South Carolina. Recently, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed in law a new bill that requires death row inmates to choose between the electric chair or a firing squad, so the state can resume executions after a 10-year hiatus.
Some have argued that South Carolina’s return to the âold waysâ of executions – such as reinstatement of the firing squad – is inhumane. Two inmates continue, claiming that the law is unconstitutional. On the other hand, as the governor said, aren’t the families and relatives of death row victims allowed to close, as the new law would allow? The decision by the South Carolina legislature and governor is a step in the right direction to restore justice not only to the families of the victims, but also to the victims themselves.
In 1977, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that capital punishment is constitutional and since this ruling most death penalty cases have concerned the execution of persons convicted of murder. The death penalty is the most important catalyst for limiting imitation of the worst types of crime – primarily murder. According to Procon, “The death penalty is an important tool to preserve public order, deter crime and costs less than life imprisonment.” However, beyond simply reducing the digital burden on taxpayers, maintaining not only the idea of ââjustice, but also actualizing it through a system of sanctions, is perhaps the greatest equalizer of those who are. ready to push all standards of morality and ethics through their behavior and blatant disregard. for their fellows.
This is not simply a pedagogical exercise on the epistemology of what is or is not fair, but rather an adherence to a tradition of having standards that serve as a catalyst for the expectations of living in a civil society. .
It cannot be lost on any of us the reality that there were several death penalty convictions that were subsequently overturned, such as the case of George Stinney, a 14 year old African American who was sentenced to death by the electric chair in 1944 for the death of two white girls. He was the youngest person sentenced to death and then executed in the United States in the 20th century. Unfortunately, his conviction was not overturned until 2014. Death sentences are often knocked down, and there are examples of life sentences overturned, which in effect creates a break from worry. These are issues that need attention and correction, but they should not be used as a reason to remove and reject the death penalty altogether.
We must always maintain every notion and reality of justice; there can be no civil society without it. There can be no security, liberty or liberty without standards and expectations, and despite the gravity of the acceptance, it is absolutely essential that states be allowed to continue to apply the death penalty in some form or form. other. Many have criticized South Carolina and Governor McMaster – unfairly, I believe.
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There must be some form of accountability for murderers, and historically the death penalty has been the most effective way to do this. It could very well be that a firing squad is the most humane way, especially compared to lethal injection, where there have been cases of prisoners experiencing excruciating pain for sometimes over an hour. These examples are certainly worth our consideration and discussion. But one thing is clear: we still need the death penalty, if not for another reason, as a deterrent for other potential criminals.
Armstrong Williams (@ARightSide) is the owner and manager of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast TV Stations and the 2016 Owner of Multicultural Multimedia Broadcasting. He is the author of “Awakening virtues. “