The death penalty

“If you must break the law do it to seize power,  in all other cases – observe it” – Julius Cesar. 

This is a topic which is often raised with those for it and those against.  Into the subject goes morality and ethics. Should the death penalty be allowed?  Should it be re-instated?  Is there warrant for it? 
In my own personal opinion I believe there is a warrant for it.  I often hear on the radio of murders and serial killers and horrific crimes and its very upsetting.  Often these sick crimes are rewarded with hardly any kind of a punishment.  How is prison a punishment in these days?  They get to stay safe indoors in nice enough conditions and get priviledges and some even get computers. Why are these people being given anything?  They should be made to exist in the worse of conditions. 

Once I visited Beaumaris jail on the isle of Anglesey.  This was a jail in the Victorian times and is now a tourist attraction.  As soon as I walked in I could feel the tight suffocating atmosphere. I could instantly tell suffering had took place here for any crimes.  The rooms were small and some with no windows. The inmates had to work hard just for their breakfast.  They were punished hard if stepped out of line.  How have prisons changed so much that inmates are now seen having fun and drinking and mobile phones sneaked in unnoticed.  What kind of places have prisons become where it is acceptable to be in and not too much hardship?  Where the life is OK. Prisons should be feared. They should be a place where human rights for murderers is hard to come by.  

Some will say its inhumane to execute them.  But where was their humanity and humane views when they took innocent lives?  These people are exempt from humanity.  They are not apart of it. 

They should be wiped out and took out of life so we don’t have to care for them. This will free up space in prisons with people of lesser crimes. This will save the tax payer paying to keep them and the money can be put towards a good thing instead of useless to society monsters.  

People say ‘oh killing them is an easy way out for them’ but I dont care.  I dont care about that I want them gone and no longer a threat to anyone and not allowed to live. They take up space and time and money. If I murdered someone I would expect to lose my life and why not?  

If someone had murdered someone close to me I dont see jail as justice not in the modern day.  When has society become so weak it is scared to punish such evil? What kind of society do we live in where murderers can still have their life and live it out in an OK environment protected by laws and human rights after they took a life away? 

Surely human rights shouldnt apply to these people.  They opted out when they disrespected the human rights of others. 

Recently it was on the radio of a man who killed a man in an unprovoked attack and punched him.  He died and the man who killed him got 6 years in jail.  How is 6 years justice for the victims family??  The victim got an eternal sentence.  His life was ended!  

He faces a small punishment then walks back into civilization to enjoy his life and see friends and family etc.  Whereas his. Victim is gone forever… He has murdered someone.  What if he does it again? 

I know in certain situations we must be careful incase there isn’t much evidence but one concrete evidence where is the issue with putting monsters down? Imagine if one of these people escaped.. 

Some will argue that these people can be rehabilitated and helped but for what purpose?  They can never be released and allowed back into society.  They can never be allowed a normal life.  What is the point in wasting resources on these people?  They knew what they were doing when they broke the law.  So if you cant do the time dont do the crime.  I understand rapists and thieves etc should be given second chances etc but murderers especially cold brutal murderers should be put to sleep.  Im not refering to accidental murder as in manslaughter etc because that is just unfortunate.  There are situations where you might accidentally kill someone etc and thats fair enough its unfortunate but intended murder is evil.  Child murderers are evil etc why are they allowed to continue?  The yorkshire ripper for example costs the British taxpayer alot of money a year to house him etc why bother?  He cant be free. Can the money not be put to a more useful cause?  

Society needs to be stricter on those who operate outside its core.  Outside the mainstream of society which operates nice behaviour and compassion.  Why should nice people be put at risk?  

Perhaps knowing you will die too will make murderers think twice.  Everyone knows murder is wrong.  The only regret some of these murderers have is being caught.

But we all have our own opinions on this naturally.  Mine is to keep society such as our children truly safe…

Magical space

Above us every night going mainly unnoticed by the majority of people is the great unknown.  The magic beautiful space.  The stars twinkle away beautiful and mysterious. There is magic here and wonder in places where you can see all the galaxys and the cosmos.  What is out there?  What is happening in worlds we dont know? Why are they there?  

If your lucky enough to be awake in the early hours round about September you may see Mars, Jupiter and Venus cross the sky shining beautiful and bright.  We are a small part of space. We are insignificant compared to the universe. We hold no power and have no control over this vast beautiful heavens above us.  We are smaller than a grain of sand in such a vast universe but perhaps we can have the biggest input in years to come.  

We as humans should unite as one and become humanity and stop fighting silly wars and arguments.  For we all float together as one on planet Earth.  We will all suffer the same fate of universal catasrophes.  If you look from a space station at the Earth we all share, there is no countries only land and Sea.  The land we all share.  The land we all live together as one – mankind.  Our beautiful blue planet which belongs to us all we must protect it and study space together and chart it.  

Sometimes mainly during winter when I look out of my bedroom window I can see orion’s belt flickering away in the sky. What’s happening out there?  Are we visible to orion’s belt? It fills my mind with wonder.  I gaze in amazement of the stars shining.  The excitement of space is something we all enjoy.  

If I am walking home in the dark and its a clear night sometimes I gaze up at the heavens above. The stars twinkling away as they have done for all eternity. I often name in my mind the most shining stars after ancestors who have sadly gone into the heavens.  I remember them as I stand under such wonder. I like to feel my ancestors are watching over me.  

Gazing up at the stars remind me that my time here is limited and I must enjoy myself and enjoy such beauty and wonder.  Star gazing is fantastic I could do it for hours.  How can we ignore such a miracle above? Our eyes wont be able to witness it forever. Time will pass and the Earth will spin but the stars will remain long after we have gone.  Our life hangs in the balance everyday under a vast universe and we must never take life for granted.  Although we have a minimal effect under the stars as people.  Perhaps we can still hold a role of importance.  

There is nothing as magic as a shooting star flying across the night sky.  This has to be one of the best visions humanity can see. We don’t often see such fascination but what are we all missing while we are so busy?  

So the beautiful mysterious space continues to enchant me and keep my mind wondering at the beautiful depth and vastness of other worlds.  Will we ever find out and answer the mysteries? Is there life out there gazing at a far away blue planet and wondering the same as us? 

So I stand under the clear night skies and I wonder.. What’s beyond the stars?