Fast Focus: 'Do we need a death penalty?' Culture's culpability

May 18, 2014 

It is extremely disturbing to me that our culture seems to be moving toward forgiving someone who has been proven guilty of a heinous crime and likely deserves to be executed. Supposedly, capital punishment may be unjust. Maybe, just maybe, the person is not really guilty.

Now, think for a moment about a pregnant mother who wishes to have an abortion. The unborn child has no representation in court. The child is obviously not guilty of doing anything wrong. And yet a mother and a willing doctor can terminate this child's life. Isn't this the execution of a child?

Surely there are other citizens concerned that our culture is becoming upside-down in acceptance of this travesty. Where are we going?

-- GENE D. KINSEY, Kennewick

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