Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 months ago

    Well done. Best ’toon yet.

  2. tkueny

    tkueny GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    I think it says somewhere,“Thou Shalt NOT Kill”.

    I wonder who said that?

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    tkueny; It sure WASN’T the guy who shotgunned the 19 year old girl, then had his friends bury her ALIVE!
    I have absolutely NO compassion for this animal, and seriously believe he should have suffered a LOT more then he did!

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    For me it was when Bush mocked a death row inmate when a reporter asked him what she said to him.

  5. karljegolf

    karljegolf said, 3 months ago

    Sorry he had some pain, what about the victims? to bad, so sad GET REAL all the people who feel sad for him should experience what the people he killed when thought.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    I remember the first interview I ever saw with George W. Bush when he was running for the nomination. The interviewer asked him if anyone had ever been mistakenly executed in Texas and he said “Not on my watch”. Right then and there I knew he was not a thinker.
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    For me it showed he thought himself infallible. He also acted like he was the avatar or puppet of JHVH. And had no moral compass I could recognize.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @tkueny

    The correct translation is “Thou shall not _*murder.”*_

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @masterskrain

    It isn’t a matter of compassion. It is all about giving govt the power to murder you regardless of what criminal acts done by the police, attorneys and judges in such cases. And none of them get the death penalty for lying their way to conviction either.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @lifebyc

    The whole “eye for an eye” parable is about not going that way. But most seem to dwell on going that way.

  10. cdward

    cdward said, 3 months ago

    There are several points here, both civil and religious. A) our constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment. What is supposed to set us apart from the criminals is that we do NOT stoop to their level, and that includes how (or if, since often mistakes are made) we execute the condemned. To say “They did terrible things, so we should do equally terrible things to them” is to make yourself like them. B) please use scripture in context. The eye for an eye bit was taken from the Code of Hammurabi and was designed to MODERATE revenge since prior revenge often included killing the entire family. But also note – at least the Christians here – that Jesus said: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, 3 months ago

    America applies the death penalty to black people more than to white people, for identical crimes. (Florida has NEVER executed a white person for murdering a black person, for instance.) And recent studies estimate that about 4% of people are wrongly convicted. We should not be killing people if we cannot be sure we always apply the law equally, and if we cannot be sure that we always get it right. And getting it right is just too expensive.

  12. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Something to chew on:
    The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2011 was $28,893.40. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2011 was $26,163.
    Multiply that out by the number of Prisoners in Federal Prisons nationwide, and it’s a HECK of a lot of money!

  13. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 3 months ago

    @masterskrain

    Have I chewed on it when I say: I do not quite understand the drift of your post? Would that mean (as some would say on here) that we should then just execute all of those prisoners, after all, it would save a whole lot of money for our always complaining ultra conservative taxpayers. I have seen numerous posts where the quote would be, “Bullets are far cheaper!” Would that then make us (the US which claims to be) a truly Christian nation that follows the teachings of Jesus?

  14. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing said, 3 months ago

    @tkueny

    Our interpretation of the commandment; translated properly, the word is ‘murder’,not ‘kill’.

  15. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 3 months ago

    @cdward

    cdward said, "Jesus said, “If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”"


    Any serious student of the Bible knows that what Jesus meant was to turn the left cheek and left side of your body to your enemy to disguise the fact that you’re loading up your right hand with a brick to paste him one back.

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