Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 3 months ago

    The government has no right to murder.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 months ago

    At the beginning of the 19th century, every nation had public executions where everyone could see the horrible agonies the convicted had to suffer as a lesson NOT to violate the Law.


    By the end of the 19th century, most nations (with a few exceptions, like the Most Exceptional Nation of all time) had gone to private executions. Britain, as described by Pierrepoint, had made private executions, PRIVATE.


    Employees of the prison and hangmen were told that, while executions were not a state secret and they could not be jailed for talking, prison employees would be terminated, and hangmen would forfeit half their pay for what would be their last execution. And the pay was enough, compared with the prison employees’ and hangmen’s alternatives, that no one said anything to the media until after executions were abolished, and Pierrepoint knew he would not lose the fees from any future executions.


    So we don’t have much beyond Pierrepoint’s account of what 20th century British executions were really like, and before Pierrepoint’s book came out, we had no hard data at all.


    Which is just how the British government wanted it.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, 3 months ago

    He had his minions bury her alive after her shot her but didn’t kill her and people are worried that he may have suffered a bit during his execution. He deserved worse than what she got, they should have shot him before botching the injection. If the government has no right to murder the POS then give him to her family, I have no doubt he would’ve died a worse death at the hands of her family.

  4. avarner

    avarner said, 3 months ago

    You might want to read what this guy did and decide if he suffered more or less than his victim. Karma is harsh, sometimes..

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Some guys need to have their executions MADE public. Imagine how many tickets could have been sold for Ted Bundy’s execution.The Electric Chair could have been set up on the 50 yard line at Tampa Stadium, with tickets selling for $100 apiece. To add to the fun, there would be a drawing, and the winning ticket holder got the chance to pull the switch to fry him!Florida could have made a BUNDLE on that one!There are lots of other examples as well.Another thing to think about…how much has the state of California spent to keep Charles Manson alive?And WHY??

  6. Bob

    Bob said, 3 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    Please tell a person whose child has been raped and murdered that their killer doesnt deserve to die. Ill bet youll be lucky to escape with just a few broken bones

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    The only problem I have with execution is occasionally they get an innocent person. The rest of them committed really horrible violence on their victims and deserve what ever happens and I would prefer not paying to imprison them for decades.

  8. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @masterskrain

    I’m looking forward to my subscription to the ’execution Channel ’. Inevitable. Bet it would draw a huge audience….

  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Are those of you advocating the death penalty differentiating between “justice” and “revenge”? I hear an awful lot on the order of a tooth for a tooth in your posts, but I had gotten the impression that many of you claim to be practicing Christians, which supposedly has gone beyond the simple revenge formula of earlier belief systems.
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    “Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.”
    J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord Of the Rings

  10. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    I hope all you commenters on this site who are annoyed that Oklahoma and many other states have such laws, will remember when November comes around that the reasons such crazies are in power is because in some other election the opposing forces of craziness did not go out to vote. It was too hot, too cold, such a long line, such a problem. Before the crazies passed laws to prevent as many people as possible from voting, you had the luxury of getting through that line in 1/2 an hour or less, or sending your vote by mail, or going on the weekend, voting up to a month before the election, or registering and voting on the same day.

    Now, not so much of any of the aforementioned luxuries. Some people will stand for hours in the weather, to cast their ballots on one of the three machines their State has allowed to be used at their precinct. Some people will be challenged when they go to vote and find their name has been struck from the rolls in some pre-election purge. Some will have to wait in lines where toilets have been closed (Miami/Dade Florida). Some will be asked for identification they don’t have. And, if they give up and go home, the people who get elected will make it even harder to vote the next time. If you want to have a Democracy, you have to research who passed the laws to reguire you to stand in line, you have to stand in line, and you have to vote for people who will make voter easier for you the next time. Yeah, it’s hard, but what do you think they plan to do to the Middle Class if they don’t have anyone voting against them?

    All this came about while you were taking that delightful nap instead of voting last time you had the chance. Do not ever think your vote doesn’t matter. Vote yourself and spread the word to everyone you know. These insidious governments did not come about by accident and they will take your freedoms from you one by one and you will laugh and say they can’t do that and yet here we are and they are doing it. Don’t be the one who allows this.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    " I hear an awful lot on the order of a tooth for a tooth in your posts, but I had gotten the impression that many of you claim to be practicing Christians, which supposedly has gone beyond the simple revenge formula of earlier belief systems. "

    Attributed to Mahatma Ghandi: “I think I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians; they are so unlike your Christ.”

    Talk is cheap. Deeds are another story.

    I know atheists who are far more “Christian” in their deeds than many of the True Believers I have met.

    None of this is meant to be a personal attack; please do not misinterpret me. Thanks in advance.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    @DLee4144

    Well said. Please allow me to add that each voter has a patriotic duty to do his/her homework and research why he/she should or should not vote for any/all candidates BEFORE showing up at the polls. Those who just vote based on party affiliation, name recognition, and/or popularity are not helping.

  13. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Since I am, if anything at all, more a Gandhian Christian than anything else, no attack is seen by me. (My moral code is based on Quaker principles.) In fact, I think you have emphasized the point I wished to make. Thank you.

  14. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 3 months ago

    Here’s one for all my far-left friends that think I am a right-wingnut…. I am against the death penalty for anything except treason. Which is spelled out in the Constitution and is a normal way for a country to treat a traitor.

  15. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, 3 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    Murder is an unlawful killing.

    Capitol punishment by definition is a lawful killing.

    So the government does not murder.

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