Prior to 1865, capital punishment extended beyond reasonable bounds in this land. For instance, in 1803 in
13 year old B. Clements was hanged for stealing a cow. From 1865, the death
penalty was in force for crimes of murder, treason, and rape. In 1961, the law
began to suffer its whittling down. And in 2011, murderers get to go free after
some years of confinement; some of them get to dodge jail altogether. Montreal
Execution for the crime of murder is good sense. It makes good sense to the majority of Canadians. As recently as 2009, an Angus Reid poll showed that 62% of Canadians support the death penalty for the crime of murder. Why should a conservative government fear reinstating capital punishment, then? Liberals would spin the act as part of a wider agenda just waiting to be implemented. But a just government should act in the direction of justice regardless of spin and slander. Politicians, though, are more afraid of losing power than they are zealous for righteousness.
A lot of judicial watering down has occurred since 1961, the year when murder was classified under capital and non-capital offences. The Bible calls this the framing of mischief by a law (Psalm 94.20.) And this injustice brings punishment by the LORD upon the framers and the people who support these framers in office (verse 23.) Law is made to punish persons like murderers (1 Timothy 1.9.) Reducing execution to life, and making life into 25 years, or 10 years, or even 7 years, depending on the murder degree, is to make a law for the murderer’s good instead of for his crime. This is outrageous to God and dangerous for every citizen.
The Bible warns us to remember the good laws that preceded us. “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother” (Proverbs 1.8.) 62% of us want capital punishment reinstated. Fairly recent ancestors would agree. For progress in the sphere of justice to occur, we must regress to pre-1961 standards. Do not be afraid to be a spokesman for executing murderers. In
, believe it or not, you are
in the majority. And God himself agrees with your position. Canada