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Scott Stantis

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 8 months ago

    Hey, that’s a good idea. Forget the silly lethal injections, use a scythe.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 8 months ago

    The government has no right to murder.

  3. dsbuerhaus

    dsbuerhaus said, 8 months ago

    There is no perfect way to do the death penalty, but this bleeding heart sentiment completely discounts the lives of the victims, makes the perpetrator all important and jeopardizes every other person in society for their sake. It’s as much baloney as anything else.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    @dsbuerhaus

    You’re absolutely right.


    Let’s go back to either the French Breaking on the Wheel, the Inquisition’s burning at the stake, or the British hanging, drawing and quartering, preferably in public, with the media all saying the convicts got just what they deserved.


    And gaol for anyone with the temerity to disagree.

  5. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 8 months ago

    Here’s a good idea, let’s let the libs talk to them. That will make them see the error of their ways and they’ll become model citizens.

  6. jonesb

    jonesb said, 8 months ago

    @sw10mm

    The problem is that we’ve already let the liberals talk to them and they’ve told them it’s society that’s wrong, not the criminals.

  7. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I can understand the sentiment that the death penalty is murder. I don’t agree with it but I understand it.

    But once society agrees that it is an acceptable punishment for horrific crimes I don’t understand why lethal injection is so hard. Let’s not forget the kinds of monsters that we are putting to death.

    If someone wants to propose a review of the death penalty application and impose additional requirements to make sure the state does due diligence before convicting criminals – They have my support. Not only do we read about men being executed wrongly. We also read about men serving horribly long sentences in wretched prisons after wrongly being convicted.

    Our society needs to return to a mentality of let 50 guilty men go free rather then punish one innocent man as the founding fathers believed. Instead, we have juries, judges, and prosecutors all interested in punishing someone rather then the right one. If we were more focused on only punishing those who have really committed crimes against society we wouldn’t be having such an agonized debate over whether life in prison or death is the right answer.

    Last evening I had to have the vet come out to our farm and put one of our old dogs to sleep. He put a needle in her front leg. Injected some blue liquid and in less then 30 seconds her heart had stopped and her breathing ceased. It seemed like a lot longer then 30 seconds for me because she was dearly loved but I know it happened very quickly and I saw no sign that she suffered at all.

  8. ODon

    ODon said, 8 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    And using a Vet would also lower the cost.

  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    How does killing a murderer serve justice? Does it give the killer’s victim any reward? Or does it just give the victim’s family revenge? Is revenge the same as justice then?

  10. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, 8 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    Neither do Murderer’s. Sow death reap death. If you don’t want to die at the hands of others don’t kill others with your hands.

  11. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, 8 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    Lemme guess you come from that high moral standard that states it a choice and not a life when it comes to abortion. That intellectualism that sees nothing wrong with withholding medical treatment to those too old to remain in the workforce.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 8 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Lethal injection is hard because of lack of supply. For some reason, even though Big Pharma has been raking in the profits, especially in the US because of higher prices for identical drugs, we do not make those drugs in this country. And the countries that make those drugs do not believe in capital punishment (which makes me wonder why they make the drugs in the first place), so the companies are not allowed to sell to us for that purpose.

    To be fair, an injection of Drano or any number of similar household chemicals would work quite effectively, but there is the issue of whether that would be considered inhumane.

    To those who believe the recipients should not be coddled, I agree. However, the idea of doing something humane is more geared towards the executioner(s) than to the perpetrator. It’s hard to take someone else’s life, regardless of the circumstances, and it gives the executioner some comfort to consider that he/she is not being uncaring.

    For this and other reasons, I would prefer firing squad. The marksmen would not know whether it was their bullet that killed the prisoner, so it would perhaps ease their consciences a little. It has been proven daily in almost every town in the US that putting a bullet in a person’s head is an efficient way to kill him.

    But I also agree that it is better to let 50 men go free than to kill one innocent. This is a difficult subject and I’m glad I’m not in charge of deciding.

  13. BiasedModerator

    BiasedModerator said, 8 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    I agree completely.

  14. BiasedModerator

    BiasedModerator said, 8 months ago

    Knowing right from wrong I have been vehemently against the death penalty in general since I was a child. That being said, if capital punishment is going to be utilized in this country, and all doubt can be removed as to the person’s guilt or innocence, as it appears was done in this case, then I see no reason why we should care that the convicted murder suffers a little pain. I don’t think the punishment should be sadistically cruel, we are a better society than that, but I also don’t see why we should care if the murder suffers minor pain and discomfort, they didn’t care that their victim suffered extreme pain and discomfort.

    One excellent example of why I am against capital punishment is Cameron Todd Willingham, the Texas man who was executed in Texas in 2004 for allegedly setting a fire that killed his three young daughters. It seems that the “expert” used in his trial used disproven quackery in testifying about the fire that killed his family. According to the Innocence Project “Since 2004, further evidence in the case has led to the inescapable conclusion that Willingham DID NOT SET THE FIRE for which he was executed. The Innocence Project is admittedly a potentially biased source, but its position has been substantiated many times over by other sources. The bottom line is INNOCENT people get executed, especially in gung-ho “let’s murder ‘em” places like this. And when that victim is proven innocent you simply can’t dig them up and reanimate them and give them back their lives. It is my opinion that if there is ANY doubt whatsoever that a person is not guilty then the execution should be stayed until all doubt can be removed. And I also believe that these cases should be expedited within the courts.

    I am still against capital punishment, but I am against this cr@p about “cruel and unusual” punishment giving the murderer more rights and concern than their victims. Let it go far enough with the “cruel and unusual” and there will be no incarceration at all. Well there’s the pain of the pin prick for the IV. Okay, we’ll use a local anesthetic first. Nope that cotton swab was cold against the skin, that was uncomfortable. And so it goes until the mere act of segregating the vile criminals from the civilized society is deemed cruel on an emotional level. GET OVER IT PEOPLE! If we are going to have murderers in our society and we are going to have state sanctioned murder as a punishment, then we are going to have to accept that the murderer is going to suffer some discomfort, but at least accept that they suffer far less than their victim did.

    Either argue to abolish the whole death penalty thing or get over the fact that death is not always a painless experience. If we are going to do it, as a society we should be more concerned with the efficiency of the deed than with the comfort of the murderer. After all, isn’t the major whine about this that the deed was botched, it wasn’t efficient? “Ooohhh, these shackles are too tight.” Tough luck, you won’t suffer any lasting damage from the shackles. If the prisoner is not restrained then the staff could be injured. The comfort of the prisoner should be a consideration, but a minor one.

  15. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Charlie555 – Would you please take your anti-abortion diatribe somewhere else. It is my understanding from my Heidelberg catechism that man is conceived and born in sin. Which is why we need Christ to wash away our sin and cannot get into heaven on our own good works.

    The same Christians that will tell you that you NEED Christ to get into heaven will point to an abortion and claim that the innocent are being killed.

    But back on point – We are talking about the death penalty. The anti-abortionists are meeting down the hall shaking fake fetuses at young women going into planned parenthood (regardless of why they are there).

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