Capital Punishment

WorldPeace believes that every human life is precious and that no one and no institution can truly justify ending a human life. However, WorldPeace believes that the right to live in society does not always extend to those who take the life of others. WorldPeace believes that when someone takes the life of another that person must receive a just trial and if at the end of that judicial process, those who have been a part of that particular process determine that a person must be executed, then so be it. 

However, the governor is a part of that process, albeit the very last part. It is not the mandate of the Governor to commute the sentences of death of those that the judicial system has condemned except in the most extenuating circumstances. WorldPeace believes that the death penalty is a deterrent to crime and chaos in society. WorldPeace does not believe in expending large sums of the state's budget to keep condemned murderous sociopaths that can never be reintegrated into society caged up in solitary confinement for the rest of their natural lives.

From a religious perspective, WorldPeace believes that the soul is immortal and in reality all human beings experience the death of the physical body.  Therefore, no one is ever condemned to death because our bodies are all programmed biologically to die anyway.  The real question is whether we as a society feel comfortable shortening a capital murderer's life.  WorldPeace is comfortable with the death penalty because WorldPeace believes humanity has the right to shorten a capital murderer's life.  It is then up to God to determine the fate of the immortal soul.

John WorldPeace

June 16, 2001

 The case of Andrea Yates.