Cowardly Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Commutes Death Sentence Until End of Term
In Colorado, the fate of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap has been an issue of great debate. This past week, the governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, made what has to be one of the most cowardly decisions ever seen in politics by putting a man’s life and the expectations of his victims on hold just long enough to take the decision out of his hands. In | Read More »
Penn State has torn down JoePa’s statue. Now the NCAA should tear down Penn State’s football program.
At 7am Sunday morning, Pennsylvania State University president Rodney Erickson released a statement announcing that the statue of Joe Paterno that has stood outside Beaver Stadium since 2001 would be removed. By half-past eight, the job was finished, and a football legend cast in bronze no longer adorned the stadium grounds. Removing the statue was the correct move, and one that had to be made | Read More »
Christianity and the Death Penalty
“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.”— Gen. 9:6 (NIV) I am no theologian, but tonight I kept running into people who claim I cannot be a Christian and support the death penalty. Many of them referred to the Catholic Church, which takes a very firm stand in favor of life, | Read More »
Dick Blumenthal lying about death penalty stance.
The death penalty has been an issue in the recent Connecticut gubernatorial election, and it seems to have spilled over into the Senatorial election, too – mostly because Dick Blumenthal can’t be bothered to remember if he started loving the death penalty in 1990, or in 2005. Then again, knowing Blumenthal… he probably decided that he could claim both and get away with it. It’s | Read More »
President Obama’s Most Controversial Nominee
On February 4, 2010, President Obama nominated Judge Robert N. Chatigny to be elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. From the President’s press release on the subject: Judge Robert Neil Chatigny has served as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut since 1994. He was Chief Judge of the Court from 2003 to 2009. Judge Chatigny is being nominated | Read More »