One Florida state Rep. is proposing a big change to the way his state handles executions. Brad Drake, a Republican, filed a bill Tuesday to eliminate lethal injection and bring back executions by electrocution or firing squad. "We still have Old Sparky. And if that doesn't suit the criminal, then we will provide them a .45 caliber lead cocktail instead."
Florida retired its electric chair in 2000 after several inmates caught fire during executions. Inmates may request the chair in lieu of lethal injection. However, Florida last used the chair in 1999. The electric chair was kind of viewed as "cruel and unusual punishment" by the Supreme Court. But, they are wrong because Brad Drake had an epiphany in a Florida Waffle House. He reportedly overheard a constituent say that "they ought to just put them in the electric chair or line them up in front of a firing squad." How is that for the Love of God in our Great Christian Nation? "There shouldn't be anything controversial about a .45-caliber bullet. If it were up to me we would just throw them off the Sunshine Skyway bridge and be done with it."
Drake, the merciful, expressed concern and frustration over the time an execution took after the Supreme Court temporarily stayed an execution due to the legality of the medication that was used, saying, "I am sick and tired of this sensitivity movement for criminals," he said. "Every time there is a warranted execution that is about to take place, some man or woman is standing on a corner holding a sign, yelling and screaming for humane treatment."
"I am so tired of being humane to inhumane people," he said. How can you be tired of something that you never actually practiced in the first place?
OK Bubba, how much do you want to bet that he is a self proclaimed Christian...The act of being humane first requires humanity. I know, let's impale, disembowel and decapitate them and put their bodies on display at the malls in front of the JC Penneys. That ought to send the right message to the populace. Yet another version of this Republican Christianity point of view. I bet he would be one of the first to jump off the same bridge to save a frozen deformed embryo or checked to make sure the embryo was actually created in the first place. Being humane is about compassion -- deserved or not. Ideally every imprisonme
Is this really surprising
Tea Party folk LOVE the suffering of others. Unemployed
Of course, if a person is rich, Republican
If you are poor, elderly, sick, convicted of a crime (whether guilty or not), liberal or just plain not rich, to Brad Drake and company, you are not human, are just an animal to drown, and a pest to eliminate. Joseph Goebbels would shed a tear and be so proud that he has such an ardent student of propaganda.
And these are the people who want to teach your children morality!
Waffle house legislation.."Where the legislatio