A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, January 16, 2006

I thought the Dems were for Euthanasia?

AP: Elderly Man's Plea for Clemency Rejected---

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a 76-year-old convicted killer who argued that he was too old and feeble to be executed.

The ruling cleared the way for Clarence Ray Allen _ legally blind, nearly deaf and in a wheelchair _ to be executed by injection early Tuesday for a triple murder he ordered from behind bars to silence witnesses to another killing.


Allen raised two claims never before endorsed by the high court: that executing a frail old man would violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, and that the 23 years he spent on death row were unconstitutionally cruel as well.

The high court rejected all three of his requests for a stay of execution, about 10 hours before he was to be put to death.
So, the man is deaf, blind, and in a wheelchair. If he weren't a convicted murderer, about to be put to death, Libs would be out on the airwaves, shouting about the poor quality of his life.

Remember Terri Schiavo? She didn't actually harm anyone. No jury of her peers sentenced her to death (her husband did that).

Liberals were gung-ho to kill her, but a convicted murderer? No way! He has a right to live! He can't see or hear or move out of his chair, not to mention he's locked in a cell, but his life is worth preserving. Never mind he did something "wrong." We must save legally convicted criminals!

This man deserves to die for his crimes. It ought to have happened long ago. Really, is there any punishment too hard for someone who so casually snuffs out the lives of others?

This is called Justice.

Here is what Allen did to earn his execution.

Here is a summary of his crimes from the State of California.

Here is Gov. Schwarzenegger's statement.