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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: execution, deathpenalty, InnocenceProject, Amnesty International, assistancetotheincarceratedmentallyill, maryneal, Prison Nation, lethalinjection, DNATesting )

Mary
- 3710 days ago - my.nowpublic.com
Capital punishment is costs taxpayers up to $90,000 more per inmate per year than life without parole sentences. There's a saying in the South: "He ain't worth killin'." Ten states may follow New Mexico's example and say, "Death to the Death Penalty."



   

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Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 3:50 am
Here is some good news resulting from the poor economy. Another ten (10) states are considering repealing the death penalty, which could save up to $90,000 per year per death row inmate. That is the approximate difference in cost between sentencing people to life without parole vs. capital punishment.

$90,000 each condemned person is significant, meaning that repealing the death penalty would free money in the state budgets for schools, teachers' salaries, infrastructure, health care, and any number of other things that should mean more to citizens than having capital punishment.

Life in prison without the possibility of parole is a tragic sentence. More states are deciding it's ENOUGH.

What are your thoughts?
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 4:47 am
NEWSFLASH: Some people enjoy executions.

The festive air that was evident in the comments posted online while Edward Bell was being executed in Virginia recently gave me the idea to compare executions to watching cable TV. Digital TV is lots cheaper entertainment.
 

Ivy S (2169)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:22 am
Mary, thank you for sharing with us this very informative article. I did not realize that it cost $90,000 per year per death row inmate. Oh boy with this recession period I know it's too much for the tax payers to sacrifice or squander their money in such a manner. Besides this, most of those condemned I'm sure were found to be innocent souls - that is after their death. It really is sad I say. But I guess there should be some kind of solution with regards to capital punishment. I for one feel that the guilty should be rehabilitated perhaps by giving them a chance to live so that they become better citizens, perhaps through proper counseling and guidance by the concerned proper authorities.

However, some people might think that once a guilty person is out of prison he might be worst off and continue to commit murder or whatever. But I guess not all will be like that if they are given the right counseling and guidance technique - what do you say?

I also agree to what you said - that repealing the death penalty would help in mobilizing and using the state funds towards education like schools, teachers' salaries, infrastructure, health care, and other developmental programs that will be more meaningful to the citizens rather than spending so much on capital punishment.

Well this is just my thoughts. Mary thanks once again for making us aware about these issues related to the death penalty or capital punishment. Noted!
 

Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:26 am
Thanks for this great and informative article Mary. It tells great things to come.
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:29 am
Mary, thank you for sharing with us this very informative article. I did not realize that it cost $90,000 per year per death row inmate.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:41 am
OK, Mary, now I understand the title! When I read your message alerting me to this post here, I couldn't figure out how watching TV could be an alternative to executing people!

I do hope that other states will follow New Mexico's brilliant initiative. It is tragic, however, that the reasons are purely economic, when the death penalty is a moral issue. The next battle will be convincing lawmakers and judges that life without any hope for parole is inhuman and shouldn't exist except in the rare cases where the convict is a psychopath or a sociopath and there is not hope for rehabilitation.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 7:05 am
LET ME CLEAR ONE THING UP BEFORE WE GO FURTHER WITH DISCUSSIONS, PLEASE:

The death penalty costs $90,000 MORE per inmate per year than maximum security prison sentences of life without parole.

THE $90,000 FOR DEATH PENALTY CASES IS IN ADDITION TO regular incarceration fees.

Regular incarceration fees per inmate per year range between around $15,000 per inmate per year in Louisiana (the cheapest) to over $50,000 per inmate per year in some states. If inmates are chronically ill - either physically or mentally - taxpayers pay sometimes over $100,000 per year per sick inmate. Dying prisoners' families beg for their release, but the prison owners say no.
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Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 7:09 am
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE:

Each picture at the site of the article has its own mini-article! Go see!

Blessings!
 

Elton Sharp (55)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 7:38 am
Mary, thank you for your stand on this. I know you work very hard for the principles you believe in. I know it is costly to support any prisoner, but I had no idea the cost above that for one on death row. Sometimes that is many years. To me that is a form of tortuous punishment.
I don't think every criminal is rehab-able. I believe each one should be given the opportunity to try to better themselves. I think having them give back to society is healthy. For instance, at the local humane society, prisoners are utilized for certain tasks. It als exposes them to social life, which many have never had. The program on Animal Planet a few yeaars ago was incredible. They took dogs from the shelter, and each one had their own inmate. The inmates worked with the dogs to become service dogs. Anything to help them feel self worth is worth a try.
I am generally opposed to the death penalty. I do still have reservatons about anyone who kills a child. That really haunts me. I don't have personal experience with it, but I cannot imagine killing my own baby, or leaving my baby with a boyfriend who kills the baby.
Mary maybe you can give me some insight on this matter. To me, it is unthinkable and unforgiveable to kill a child for any reason.
Thanks for this article.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 9:33 am
My view on killing is that to be safe, we should do as God commanded:

THOU SHALT NOT KILL

If we make no exceptions to that rule, we'll be OK. Life in prison without the possibility of parole is a horrible sentence, and it is good enough for any crime.

PLEASE GO TO THE ARTICLE AND SEE ALL THE PRISON TORTURE FILMS ADDED ABOVE MY SIGNATURE NOW! You will see that prison is bad enough.

Mary
 

Nancy M (147)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 9:41 am
Thanks for the article Mary. I had heard information like this some time ago but It is nice to see it for reall "in print" or online.

Part of my reason for being opposed to the death penalty is that we need to be 100% sure before we do kill anyone. And we never are. We prove beyond a shadow of doubt but there is still that part of a shadow. And yes, there have been cases where people have been executed then found to be innocent- someone else confesses after the fact.

Adn as Mary has indicated- we have a commandment- Thou Shalt NOT Kill. God doesn't give the right.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 10:08 am
NOV RADIO invited me to discuss this article on Internet radio.

Please call in with your comments at 347-215-8714

Mary
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 10:08 am
NOV RADIO invited me to discuss this article on Internet radio.

1:30 p.m. EST

Please call in with your comments at 347-215-8714

 

Barbara T (431)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 2:56 pm
This is a totally different issue: but, there should be better solutions for NON-VIOLENT offenders, than prison. Community Service, Restitution of losses incurred by others, and other creative means would stop the enormous number of prison inmates and the enormous numbers of NEW prisons being built -- new prisons being built mainly for PRIVATE PROFIT, not community necessity.
That way, prisons would be for only a hard-core of people who use or threaten violence in the commission of their crimes. People who often have health issues, mental health issues, and social adjustment issues that could then be properly dealt with. And money would STILL be saved. Take the private profit out of prisons; and that money could be used for education and re-habilitation, away from the resort to violence.
You don't teach people "not to kill", by killing people! Violence used by "the law", only begets more violence.
 

Amy Raybourn (8)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 3:10 pm
If the judge and jury sentence you to death, be it life in prison or actual death, then the system should do it. It is not barbaric... it is age tested and proven a good reason not to break the law.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 3:38 pm
AMY, HERE IS A LETTER FOR YOU TO PLEASE READ. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Dear Governor Riley:

Over the last several days, you have heard from hundreds of people in Alabama and across the nation asking you to order DNA testing for Thomas Arthur, who is on death row in Alabama. We write to you today because we were all convicted and sentenced to die for crimes we did not commit, only to be exonerated years later through DNA testing.

In each of our cases, juries heard evidence they believed was overwhelming and proved our guilt beyond doubt. Prosecutors, judges or governors rejected our initial pleas for DNA testing. Each of us sat on death row, wondering whether the truth would come out before we were executed. And each of us was spared when the irrefutable science of DNA proved that we were innocent.

We do not know whether Tommy Arthur is guilty or innocent. None of us has met him, nor have we reviewed all of the briefs in his case. We do know it’s entirely possible that DNA testing could provide compelling proof of his guilt or innocence – and we know, based on our own experience, that when science can reveal the truth, DNA testing must be conducted.

If we had never been granted DNA testing, we might not be alive today. Few people have been in Mr. Arthur’s position, but we have – and that’s why we’re appealing to you to order DNA testing in this case. His execution has been delayed by the U.S. Supreme Court for other reasons, leaving plenty of time for DNA testing to be completed if you order it now.

Any of us would welcome the opportunity to talk with you or your staff about our cases – and about the DNA testing that proved our innocence and kept the state from carrying out an irreversible miscarriage of justice. You or your staff can contact the Innocence Project attorneys who have been in touch with you about Mr. Arthur’s case to arrange a discussion with any of us.

Sincerely,

Rolando Cruz - Exonerated though DNA testing in 1995 – a decade after being sentenced to death in Illinois

Charles Irvin Fain - Exonerated through DNA testing in 2001 – more than 17 years after being sentenced to death in Idaho

Ray Krone - Exonerated through DNA testing in 2002 – a decade after being sentenced to death in Arizona

Ryan Matthews - Exonerated through DNA testing in 2004 – five years after being sentenced to death in Louisiana

Curtis McCarty - Exonerated through DNA testing in 2007 – 21 years after being sentenced to death in Oklahoma

Earl Washington - Exonerated through DNA testing in 2000 – 17 years after being sentenced to death in Virginia
 

Simon Wood (207)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 5:59 pm
Amy wrote: "If the judge and jury sentence you to death, be it life in prison or actual death, then the system should do it. It is not barbaric... it is age tested and proven a good reason not to break the law."

No, it is not. Executing people is an old barbaric custom, that civilised societies do not do.

Execution is against human rights. Please read the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and you will see.

http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

I don't know where you get your idea of "we should execute people" from, but it sure isn't from international public opinion, nor from major religions, nor from the findings of psychology regarding the traits of the the most psychologically healthy 20% of people.

The justice system regularly discovers executed people were innocent (and when a person is found innocent after an execution, they are already dead, while if the are in prison, they can be freed).

And exeution does not reduce crime - in fact, it makes crime worse! (As statistics show.) Because psychopathic people who commit crimes know that they will get killed if caught, so they become more likely to murder people to remove witnesses.
 

Darlene K (356)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 10:05 pm
Yeah, I did a paper on this subject, and learned my state of Michigan, was the first to abolish the death penalty. Thank goodness. After doing a research paper on this subject, there is no denying the facts. It costs at least $100,000 annually for each death row inmate. Statistics give strong evidence that this method of punishment, DOES NOT deter human-beings from committing crimes. More strong evidence provides clear understanding that some were wrongly convicted, and were or are innocent of the crime.

ELIMINATE the Death Penalty!
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 10:23 pm
That's good news about Michigan. Thanks for commenting, Dar.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 10:26 pm
Speaking of INNOCENTLY CONDEMNED PERSONS, the

LETTER FROM SIX CONDEMNED MEN FREED BY DNA TESTING is above (4 comments up).
 

Irma C (20)
Friday March 27, 2009, 8:18 am
When I read the post my first thought was, what kind of propaganda was this? It will take more than $90,000 to clean the environment, to fix the national debt and to feed the world. The end result though is a better place for all of us to live.

Think of the tortured and mutilated children. How much money could they have earned if they had lived to go to college and pursue a career? Can a price be placed on their lost time?

Can a price be placed on the cost of inflicted suffering?

Would $1000 dollars for each minuet of suffering at the hand of a tormentor
be enough? That's $90,000 for 90 minutes of suffering owed to the victims families.

And what about the human predators who confine their victims and torture them for days? How much would that cost to recitfy?

How much did it cost to solve their murder? How many man hours of police time? How much did it cost to prosecute the murderer?

$90,000 is a hefty amount and can surely divert anyone's mind from the true principal here: The cost of suffering inflicted on the innocent.

Our prisons are over crowded. When an animal herd grows in numbers that threatens us do we think about the cost of aerial gunning, or slaugher houses? No, it seems we don't give a second thought to passing laws that kill innocent creatures.

But when it comes to executing human monsters suddenly we become shy. We can't take on that kind of responsibility. Someone throws a dollar amount into the equation and we're all guarding our pocket books.

Well money isn't everything, dear friends. In fact compared to the suffering caused at the hands of these lifers, money means very little.

Let's try to stay focused on the torment, the torture and the sadistic mutilation these lifers perpetrated on the innocent.

What if we let them all run free in a canyon and aerial slaughtered them like the gray wolves. Would that be more cost effective?

How bout opening slaughter houses like they are doing for the horses. How much did that cost?

And as far as the so called torture of inmates who are serving life? Death will be a merciful end.







 

Marie Carew (17)
Friday March 27, 2009, 8:29 am
Our Justice System must send all the murderers and rapists on death row to laboratories for human chemical testing. This should be the only capital punishment. These human beings should not be sentenced to death row or put in prisons when they can be used for the purpose of saving the lives of others. The laws of nature dictate if a human being takes or harms a life then that human being must give their life to replenish the balance. Criminal’s who take and destroy the lies of any living creature must be required to give their bodies to science to save a life. This solution frees up prison space and brings back the death penalty in a humane way that helps others survive.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 3:38 am
Thank you for responding. Thank you for your notes! We took the issue to Care2 News' front page. Thank you, Care2 for this forum to discuss topics of importance.

Consider these objections to death penalty:

1) It's Racist;
2) It Targets the Poor;
3) It Kills the Innocent;
4) It Does Not Stop Crime; and
5) IT'S BARBARIC

New Mexico repealed the death penalty in March 2009. An additional 10 of the remaining 36 states that use capital punishment are considering another important objection:

6) It's too costly.

In fact, the death penalty is estimated to cost taxpayers up to $90,000 more per inmate per year than life without parole sentences cost. There is an old saying in the South: "He ain't worth killin'." With the global financial crisis, more states may follow New Mexico's example and say "Death to the Death Penalty."

The photo is part of this article:

KILLING INMATES IS COSTLY - CHEAPER TO WATCH TV
http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/killing-inmates-costly-cheaper-watch-tv

Since 1989, 233 prisoners have been proved innocent and freed by DNA testing. Thousands more have applied for the test. Save possibly innocent people AND save money. Repeal the death penalty.

 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 3:43 am
Here is the link to my radio interview yesterday. We discussed this and other subjects:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/NVO/2009/03/26/The-NVO-Hour

The article I may have sent you yesterday has been updated with PRISON TORTURE VIDEOS that I hope you will look at. Some people believe prison is a picnic and that may be why some believe in the death penalty. The videos will show you a different view.

Blessings! And thanks again for pushing this news to the front page.
 

Marie Carew (17)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 9:27 am
Great coverage of a very sensitive issue. Having quite a lot to do with the poor, racism, murder victims and crime this topic intrigued me so I wrote before and once again I must reiterate, we should all be fighting and petitioning for a “NEW” death penalty law so we can officially abolish the old one. The human mind is the cruelest most vicious creation on earth. Murders are murders and they should give there lives to save a life. Incarceration, Hanging, Gassing, Electrocution and Sodium Penathol injections are all a waste of a human life. “ALL those who have been properly trialed, DNA tested and convicted of raping or taking the life of another HUMAN BEING, must willingly donate there lives to a laboratory testing facility to save the lives of other human beings and preserve the Earths balance by giving their life for the life they have taken.”


Getting rid of the death penalty will not stop human intolerance, cruelty or crime therefore HUMAN BEINGS must be assertive and petition for stronger laws. Laws that uphold who we are as a race of beings. The Human race is supposed to be a race of higher intellect and humanity, isn't it time human beings acted humanely? As a race of humanitarians we must use our positions in power to better this earth and stop the slaughter and torture of innocent lives. The definition for humanity is: “Every single human being who inhabits this planet. Humanity is an act of being humane, tender, generous, broadminded, charitable, considerate, forgiving, helpful, lenient, liberal, open minded, tolerant, and understanding. Humanity is an act of showing kindness, mercy, sympathy and compassion for people and animals.

As far as the torture of criminals in prison is concerned, Humanitarian laws MUST be put in place so prison guards can not abuse the inmates If a guard or law official has anything to do with a prisoner, it must be monitored and a penalty must be put in place for any violation of humanity while the inmates themselves can not have privileges such as room mates and out door yard time.

All those incarcerated for crimes against humanity (Robbing, stealing, assaulting, kidnapping, vandalizing, embezzling, abusing, beating, fighting raping, torture and murder, ect.) must all be isolated and kept from all recreation. The inmates who torture each other do so because they have the freedom and the means to perpetrate the crime.

If an inmate wants sex, they can masturbate. Until they serve there time they must not be catered too with TV, books, and other stimuli. Four walls a cot, a sink, a private shower stall and a toilet should be the only things supplied for there prison incarceration. Just like a naughty child being grounded. Pleasure must not be accessed. This is the only way to stop prison violence and torture.

1.) Murder and rape have no race, color or creed and the death penalty is not racist. It is Human beings who are racist. The death penalty is a law and a consequence to MURDER and rape that must be revised and upheld by ALL human beings.

2.) The Death penalty does not target the Poor; Human Beings target who ever they choose to target for they are the only ones in control of the punishments which they inflict. The NEW death penalty MUST state ALL Murderers’ and rapists both rich and poor will be sentenced to laboratory testing with NO acceptations. IF HUMAN BEINGS do not uphold the law then they are at fault, it is not the law itself.

3) The Death penalty does not Kill the Innocent; Human beings in control of who live and die kill the innocent. True Murderer’s and rapists are not innocent, they Kill the innocent. IN the NEW law for the death Penalty DNA testing MUST be mandatory BEFORE the accused is sentenced to give there life to science.

4) The New death penalty would not be BARBARIC. Giving a life to save a life is not barbaric or animal testing would be barbaric. Those that can not defend themselves with guns and weapons are the true innocent victims in this world and yet to save human life we relentlessly torture and murder millions of innocent animals every day for the sake of human progress and science. These animals did not MURDER or rape a human life nor have they been wrongly accused of doing so. Some will argue that it is not murder to kill an animal for the sake of saving a human life because animals were put here on this earth for human survival. On the contrary, because human beings are supposed to have the higher intellect that means that HUMAN BEINGS were put on this Earth to defend serve, and protect animals and all life forms who can not defend, protect and think for themselves. There for, THE DEATH PENALTY must be omitted from our justice system but revised as follows:

“ALL those who have been properly trialed, DNA tested and convicted of raping or taking the life of another HUMAN BEING, must willingly donate there lives to a laboratory testing facility to save the lives of other human beings and preserve the Earths balance by giving their life for the life they have taken.”


As I stated before. Millions of Animals are murdered every year for human disease and product research. Animal experimentation will someday be stopped for it is not in accordance to the laws of humanity but still the torture goes on. You can no more cure disease or test products for human safety accurately with out testing them on human beings themselves. It is not moral or ethical to harm any living thing especially innocent lives. Experimenting on animals for any reason, is just plain murder. The solution. Our Justice System must send all the murderers and rapists on death row to laboratories for human chemical testing. This should be the only capital punishment. These human beings should not be sentenced to death row or put in prisons when they can be used for the purpose of saving the lives of others. The laws of nature dictate if a human being takes or harms a life then that human being must give their life to replenish the balance. Criminal’s who take and destroy the lies of any living creature must be required to give their bodies to science to save a life. This solution frees up prison space and brings back the death penalty in a humane way that helps others survive.



 

Irma C (20)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 11:13 am
I don't believe the death penalty itself is racist, however I believe human individuals make it racist.

Having a police force doesn't promote police brutality either, however an individual police officer (or officers) may engage in police brutality.

The Justice System has never been perfect, perhaps society feels more comfortable making certain crimes racial.

I do not.

There fore, I agree, we need a new death penalty and we need to start being responsible for our actions.

As for the death penalty targeting the poor, I don't understand this unless you mean they have less money for a defense or, they do not have the money to bribe the Judge. This too falls under individual human error.

As far as killing the innocent goes, DNA testing can clear an innocent man/woman of any crime involving sexual activity. As for the other crimes is it any more humane to sentence an innocent person to be tortured for life in prison?

The death penalty alone will not stop crime, no. Only people can stop crime by learning to alter their violent behavior

5) IT'S BARBARIC.

The only way to I can respond to item #5 is to say that unwanted dogs and cats are gassed daily and it is perfectly allowable.

Animals are subjected to cruelty of all kinds to test medicines, appliances, products etc and this is also barbaric but allowable in human society because "the end justifies the means."

We are no more alive than the innocent animals. We are a barbaric race.
Sometimes we have to make tough choices so the 'end will justify the means."

Executed prisoners can not be tortured only living prisoners can be tortured.

The death penalty will put prisoners out of their misery and put and end to torture in prisons because there will be no prisoners to torture.

Lastly, I urge strongly that the method of death used is euthanasia.
We euthanise suffering animals and we should have the courage and strength to euthanize those who cause suffering.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 11:24 am
Irma, I don't know if you noticed all the posts under this article w/ the people who were exonerated because they were innocent. In any case, I appreciate your opinion on this matter. Here is something you may be unaware of and I was late learning myself:

Lady Justice had a corneal transplant. She is no longer blind. She removed her bandages. She can see clearly the races of people before her. She can see their socio-economical distinctions. She can clearly see the bribes of money and favors that are held out to her. And Lady Justice is quite greedy and unscrupulous. Someone needs to grab her and tie her blindfold on tight. Because as it is, this is certainly not the land of equal justice. And that one fact, besides the fact that killing is illegal in the sight of God, makes the death penalty a major problem.

Thanks.
 

Marie Carew (17)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 11:50 am
I guess we will have to agree to disagree then Mary, because God kills and has been killing, maiming, and torturing for thousands of years, indiscriminately. Personally, I think it is time he was tried for his crimes too.
 

Marie Carew (17)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 12:58 pm
Hello,

That last post must have been from Irma, and I believe you are both referring to the Bibles God when you say "God" in your statements.

In all discussions, always remember, opinions are neither right nor wrong they are individual and no ones opinions even the scholars, have more value on this Earth then another. Opinions are only “right” to the individuals who are expressing them as well as to the individuals who happen to share them as truth.

My belief is that God doesn’t care what we do for we are all individually responsible for our crimes against Humanity. There is no all powerful God who we must answer to. The only God there is lies inside our greater conscience. There is no one Supreme being or ruler of the universe. Human beings cause their own misery and are solely responsible for inflicting misery o others. NO God would damn, hurt, or punish people, nor would they need too. People damn themselves with their inhumanity to their neighbors, the environment and to all life on earth. The loss of a clear conscience is the worst self-inflicted punishment of all.

“It is more intellectually challenging to act humanely, then to act upon
your natural, carnal, negative thoughts.”

Every inhumane act that has been condoned for centuries because of
The teachings of the Bibles God, does not make them right. These acts are only accepted in society because they have been unchallenged, uncontested and undisputed for years. The bibles was written as a means to teach us not to follow the dictations of a God but to follow our own conscience

No one has more value on this Earth then anyone else. No God, No
Prophet and certainly no deity. Let there be peace on this earth and
peace in our homes. Only in peace will you find humanity. Love and
respect all life as you do your own. Should anyone on this Earth wish to harm, kill, or defame another being, no matter whom that person is, family, friend, foe, or stranger, it is up to those who know of their atrocity, to stop them and get them help, so in the future, their hearts can be turned towards the light of
humanity.

It is up to us as individuals to challenge all things that we feel are unjust and not right for the good of all. Never let anyone malign your rights, or silence your intelligence, with their own ignorance.

Teach all those who are mislead and lead them on the path of humanity.

The intolerance in society today is the leading cause of all crime, anger, hatred, violence and war. Not many people realize that intolerance is more then just disagreeing with some ones religious, sexual, personal and political beliefs and lifestyles.

Intolerance is the act of being inhumane. Equality is humanity’s policy.

The human race is clearly becoming a “Me” first society, where to many men and women are out for themselves and care not if they offend, or harm all life around them. God is in each and every one of us and as John Kennedy said;

“If we do not do Gods word Gods work will not be done.” Lady Justice is only as good as the human beings who uphold the laws of humanity and work together towards the promotion of all humanitarian acts and laws for all of the Earths life forms. Not just human life.

One act of humanity is bliss. One act of ignorance is devastating.

The first step to ending crime and intolerance is to act humanely and the first step to humanity is through involvement and awareness. No one can ever do too much to help this earth, however there are many who think great thoughts and do too little.

While you are alive upon this earth, use you’re your intellect to plant many seeds. Every hour of every day that you exist here, use your thoughts and ideas to improve the existence of all life around you.

It is so important to use your name to promote humanity and set examples for others to follow. This is the only legacy that we can leave this Earth. Through the strength of your convictions and the good will of your ideas, you alone will be able to spread the word of humanity to others, while nourishing the seeds that you plant into a fruition that benefits all.

No one has more value on this Earth then anyone else. No God, No Prophet and certainly no deity. Let there be peace on this earth and peace in your homes. Only in peace will you find humanity. Love and respect all life as you do your own.”

“Should anyone on this Earth wish to harm, kill, or defame another being, no matter whom that person is, family, friend, foe, or stranger, it is up to those who know of their atrocity, to stop them and get them help, so in the future, their hearts can be turned towards the light of humanity.

Challenge all things that you feel are not right for the good of all. Change the things you can in life to make life better for all. Never be afraid to ask for help, or to offer help to others in need. Always stand up for your rights and the rights of others. Never let anyone malign your rights, or silence your intelligence, with their own ignorance. Teach all those who are mislead and lead them on the path of humanity.

Surrender only to humanity and let it guide you in all endeavors. The issue of whom has more value on this Earth a human life or an animal is a matter of equality all life has equal value. It is inhumane to torture and kill a convicted criminal as much as it is inhumane to torture and kill an animal.

The Bible says that man and animals are equal. In passage Eccl. 3:19-21 (The New Testament); it states: “Man's fate is like that of an animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. We all go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust we will all return. Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the Earth?
 

Irma C (20)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 1:12 pm
Yes, this is my statement. "I guess we will have to agree to disagree then Mary, because God kills and has been killing, maiming, and torturing for thousands of years, indiscriminately. Personally, I think it is time he was tried for his crimes too."

Sorry for any confusion. I just hopped on Marie's computer and neglected to change the log in information.
 

Mary Neal (183)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 8:30 am
Marie, I respectfully disagree. I believe strongly in absolutes. I believe in absolute right and absolute wrong. I believe it is absolutely wrong to trample over people because those trampling have bigger boots.

Until I see a millionare or two on death row, that is what I believe is happening too often.

Also, it is better to let 1,000 people have life in prison than to kill just one innocent man, especially since the state pays out the guzzoo to have folks on death row at a time when the money is needed for better purposes (which did NOT just start with the economic crisis).


Irma, if anyone tells you that atoms from nowhere collided one day and banged out a world is lying to you. And God is good all of the time. He just did not make men robots; therefore, there is a lot of bad going on around here.

Blessings!

Mary Neal
 
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