Wednesday 24 January 2018

Why we must bring back the death penalty

John O'Keeffe

MR Justice Johnson's suggestion that the death penalty should be revisited has come at an apposite time. Murder sadly now gets the type of media attention that 20 years ago was afforded to mere assault. The taking of life has little meaning in a country on bended knee to the ill-informed chattering classes.

Until murder visits our own door it remains a very foreign foe and the bleeding hearts that stalk our land will now need to be cauterised at the idea that a former High Court president has suggested that a civilised society might at least consider taking one life for another.

In truly civilised countries, murder means murder.

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