Saturday, 21 February 2009

The Death Penalty


The Eddie Gilfoyle case demonstrates why we should not return the death penalty to our legal system. If this man is proved innocent how would we have 'compensated' him for the taking of his life?

14 comments:

Tony Beachcomber said...

A very good point Ken, to execute a innocent man would put the judical system into disrepute and the rule of law would mean nothing.

John Worrow said...

Hello Tony,

Do you really think that the tax payer should be expected to pay to keep monsters locked up, such as the coward that killed little 'BABY P'?

It should be a life, for a life, but as the EU seem to call the shots on this issue, I guess the law will remain soft on these kind of people.

Tony Beachcomber said...

John,

"Baby P" deserves justice according to the law of the land and not the John Worrow lynch mob.

For someone who is destined to become a local politician I find it alarming that you can make such a sweeping statement like the cost of keeping someone in jail regarding the "baby P" case. People expect their councillors to make judgements based on a broader view, not a knee jerk reaction.

Tony Beachcomber said...

John,

I know this is your opinion, but for someone who is destined to become a local politician it does question your ability as a descision maker. Maybe you are trying to impress someone, but I think you will find that the electorate would like their councillors to take a broader view when making a descision. Not make a knee jerk reaction like you have done referring to the "Baby P" case.

Tony Beachcomber said...

John,

I know this is your opinion, but for someone who is destined to become a local politician it does question your ability as a descision maker. Maybe you are trying to impress someone, but I think you will find that the electorate would like their councillors to take a broader view when making a descision. Not make a knee jerk reaction like you have done referring to the "Baby P" case.

Anonymous said...

Tony

I held this view long before I was elected as a Councillor, in May of 2007, and I certainlly don't hold it to impress anyone.

Why is it nearly always the candidates that failed to get elected, that seem to think that they have the best advice on being a councillor?

Tony, like many people, I feel very strongly about this subject. Ken gave one example, I gave another and you chose to agree with Ken.

This shows that the local Conservative party is a broad church.

*You only need to post once.

John Worrow said...

27 February 2009 23:33
Was my post;
I forgot to sign into my account.

Tony Beachcomber said...

John,

Yes, but Ken's comment came across as a experienced politician contibuting to a debate on the subject with carefully chosen words.

I leave you to work the rest out.

John Worrow said...

Tony

Very good try! but I am not going to take the bait!

Anonymous said...

John its a classic technique that Tony is trying to use - they always try to attack the person when their argument is weak.

However, I do agree with you about failed candidates thinking they know it all - maybe even having a chip on a shoulder or two.

C

Tony Beachcomber said...

Well annon at least we agree that John's arguement is weak.

John Worrow said...

I am grateful for your support "C". However, we should respect our friend Tony's right to be wrong

Tony Beachcomber said...

John, if "C" is so supportive why does "C" remain anonymous ?

Anonymous said...

Maybe C is her/his name?