Fast Focus: 'What do you think of Gov. Inslee suspending the death penalty?' Copy cat As a registered Independent, I applaud Gov. Inslee's decision and note that it does not surprise me. After all, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. -- Brett Power

February 23, 2014 

Gov. Inslee is doing just what Obama has gotten away with for entirely too long -- using executive order to bypass any law of the land that he doesn't like.

I feel neither Insee nor Obama represent me at any level of government. They disrespect the American people at every turn. The Democratic party is in the process of tearing down the fabric of law and order in this country, constantly. I am not all that sold on all the Republicans have to say either. But they are at least patriotic.

I could agree to stopping the death, but life in prison for the nation's killers holds no deterrent either. How many that have killed ended up being pardoned, in the past, because our prisons are so overcrowded with criminals -- because of lack of money to support them, or technicalities of the law? They want the United Nations to govern our gun rights. They want to destroy religious freedom in this country. They want government control of every walk of life. Obamacare will choke the life out of health care until nobody but Congress can afford any, since they don't have to live by the same standards as the rest of us do.

What really needs to be done is to speed up the death penalty process and any other part of the justice system so some real justice can be done instead of just giving lawyers and judges an insured lifetime job. There is less justice being handed out because of "letter of the law" instead of real justice. If that were done, perhaps the death penalty wouldn't be needed. I see much of what this government does as treachery done to the American people to destroy the ability of the United States to remain a strong sovereign nation, under God and justice for all.

-- JIM YOUNG, Richland

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