I used to support capital punishment. I believed that it should be left on the statute book, however it should only be used in exceptional cases and should be rarely used at all. In past few weeks I have been reading about a mother submit a personal appeal to HM The Queen as the monarch of Australia and the Head of Commomwealth asking her to secure a clemency for her son, who is soon to be executed in the City State of Singapore on charge of drug trafficking.
When I looked into various records of abuse perpetrated by this government, I was greatly saddened by how frequently it is perscribed and rarity of clemencies. This exact government has frequently been accused of nanying its citizens and residence, in the names of public orders and decency. It has also supressed and denied the right of its LGBTQ population and many other sections of population. In conclusion Singapore Government is currently denying the most fundamental right to many individuals, which is the right to one's life.
Earlier today its chief executioner has come out to say that coporal punishment is a form of rehabitation. He further elaborated his personal believe of reincarnations and used to justify his profession and crimes. In my opion his mind is crippled and his expression is inflamatory and obscene. He is lack of repects to fellow humanbeing, especially the mother of his would-be victim.
Well I don't know whether I believe in reincarnations and after life, but I do know I believe in God, one who advocated through his prophet that we human-being will not kill and one who advocated through his incarnation and his that "Let those who is blameless, cast their first stone."
I completely relinquish my past believe in capital punishment and I believe that I should be take off any penal codes, statute and constitutions of any civilized society. This is to disallowed any government an opportunity to abuse his power. The ultimate clemency that can be dispensed by use human being is to against such form of abuse.
This event has also stregnthened my believe for which ever reasons and for whatever causes a right of an individual should not be denied.