With the recent botched execution in our fair state two things will undoubtedly happen.
1. Everyone who is opposed to capital punishment will use this case as canon fodder to outlaw the death penalty. Get ready Oklahoma for the legions of liberal activists, ACLU hacks, attorneys, college kids, ivory tower professors, and those just plain morally confused.
2. It, if you pay close enough attention will expose the moral bankruptcies and confusion of today's Left.
Without getting into a drawn out argument on capital punishment (FYI this blogger has no trouble with CP as long as it's administered as impartially and humanely as possible, notice I didn't say completely free of pain, fear etc. ) let's look at what drew the condemed to the gurney. Was he jaywalking? What about petty theft? Assault?, domestic battery? No on all; what got him to the death chamber and in the middle of an international story was simple. He raped, shot, and BURIED ALIVE a teenage girl who just graduated from high school
And when you forget this, or elevate the criminal to martyr status as today's Left has, not only are there dangers to our rule of law, but it shows the moral confusion and hopeless bankruptcy of today's left.
To understand where I am coming from when I say "moral confusion" and such, one must understand the basic tenant thinking of your average left winger. Theirs is the usually optimistic view of man. To the liberal, man is basically, at heart, good. To reform mankind, one need only spend more on education, government programs, abortion, healthcare, etc. That modern liberalism i.e. Progressiveness has been tried and failed does not enter the liberal's mind as results are based on intentions. To the liberal, it is entirely within mankind's sphere of influence to change the world and completely transform society. With this high view of one selves and the education many receive in college, the average liberal, especially, but not limited to those higher educated, will then begin to see their views as more "progressive" exalted, more educated etc. One who, say believes (as do I) that as much as we may help the poor but humans are what they are and until Christ returns and transforms the world Himself, perfection is nothing short of a fantasy, or holds differing views than the liberal will begin to be looked down upon. If a conservative or other non liberal is lucky, they will be branded a racist or looked down upon. If one is not, get ready for charges of "hate speech" That liberals have to resort to such childish (one reason I refer to them as "liberal children") measures infers the complete lack of ideas or substance on their part is completely lost on them. That the views expressed by today's Left go contra to reason, human expreience, both human and natural history never seems to enter the Let's mind. Were it to, their view on such hot button topics as abortion would change overnight; not to mention complete abandonment of our "War on Poverty" started by well intentioned but flawed liberal thinking.
And here's where we get to the moral emptiness of today's Left. You see, these liberals have no trouble defending somebody who was caught, tried, convicted and spent a total of FIFTEEN years on death row but utters nary a word defending the rights of the unborn doesn't make much moral sense. Where are the outcries for justice for the victims. And there is the trouble. When the victim is brought into the argument liberals have to either make a token gesture towards the victim or simply ignore to continue their lack of morel clarity. Were the plight of the victim to enter into liberals' thinking, their entire theology of moral relativism would crumble like a house built on sand. You see, fact is, there is a moral difference between executing a criminal tried, convicted, and sentenced to death and the wanton murder of the unborn. The lives, whereas created in God's image, are not equal as in protection under the law. The criminal had his day in court and to not execute justice sends a morally confused message. The same is true with our society's failure to defend the innocent. When a society fails to defend the helpless, whether a child, unborn baby, disabled, etc. it shows the moral rot of said society.
And if there are no moral differences between the lives of the innocent and guilty, what moral standard do we have to administer justice? Liberals, having removed moral absolutes, in truth, have none. Before long a society will become like the Hebrew nation during the time of the Judges where "every man did what was right in his own eyes"
And the funny thing is, the liberal fails to see the utter double standard and absurdity of their thinking. Spend a minute listening to liberal's arguments and you will quickly discover, like the fools gold, their speech and arguments may sound good but scrape off the emotion and good sounding speech, the thinking and rationale behind them is worthless.