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FILE-In this undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Dennis McGuire. A condemned Ohio killer facing a never-tried lethal injection method has arrived at the state death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to use a combination of a sedative and a painkiller to put McGuire to death for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of Joy Stewart in Preble County in western Ohio. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File) FILE-In this undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Dennis McGuire. A condemned Ohio killer facing a never-tried lethal injection method has arrived at the state death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to use a combination of a sedative and a painkiller to put McGuire to death for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of Joy Stewart in Preble County in western Ohio. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, File)  

A just enough execution

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David Lawrence
Author, 'The King of White-Collar Boxing'

Dennis McGuire was executed in Ohio on January 17th for raping and murdering a 22-year-old-victim in 1989. He was executed by lethal injection. He choked and suffered for twenty minutes before he passed. Big deal. My mother choked and suffered for days as she passed from ovarian cancer and she didn’t kill anybody.

And as for McGuire, he got to live in prison for twenty-five years. I was in prison for two. It was a good life — free room and board. His victim, Joy Stewart, suffered a half hour of torture and then died at 22, fewer years than McGuire got to pace around his prison cell.

Stewart’s family issued a statement, “As I recall the events preceding her death, forcing her from the car, attempting to rape her vaginally, sodomizing her, choking her, stabbing her, I know she suffered terror and pain. He is being treated far more humanely than he treated her.”

So, Joy Stewart is raped and murdered. The baby in her womb is killed. And her husband commits suicide after her murder. And our liberal clowns are worried about Dennis’s suffering one thousandth of the pain and indignity that Joy suffered. Not to mention the other two deaths.

And these liberals who are worried about Dennis’s pain are probably the same ones who demand abortions willy-nilly.

The world is black and white. Shades of gray are an academic distinction for hedonists. Even if there is some good in Dennis he does not deserve for us to look for it. Murdering Joy Stewart paints him with a black brush.

I am not saying that we should torture Dennis or take an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. That is logical but inhumane. Humanity is having a sense of what punishments are distastefully harsh or disproportionate. Although my mind feels that Dennis deserves rape and dismemberment my heart feels that we should temper our anger.

Liberals have no understanding of the heart. They are logical. They are enlightened. They believe in mind over emotion. They believe in big government because the dimensionality of pieces fitting together fits their erector set minds. They can’t understand freedom because they are obsessive compulsive, anal retentive, and want to fit all the chaotic pieces of life into a pattern that they can understand and control.

Thus they are often against capital punishment because it is illogical to them to kill a killer. It’s not because they feel something for killers; it is just because they can’t see the usefulness of the execution.

And because liberals have no spiritual side, they can’t understand that vengeance is a cosmic event that balances the scales of justice. Liberals only understand pseudo-forgiveness and showing humanity to killers so that they can feel that they are enlightened humanitarians.