Sunday, November 17, 2013

A service to the public

Often enough I do not agree with our Gov. Kasich, but I have to cheer him on this one.

A week or so ago I heard a news story on NPR (local affiliate) about a man on death row about to be executed in a week. His mother had some condition for which she needed an organ and he wanted to donate to her--and the state said no.

I'm all in favor of the death penalty. Ohio's done pretty well greasing the skids and keeping the pipeline moving. We're not Texas, but we're trying our best.

But why in the world would you say no to this?

Apparently the governor feels the same way. Good for him:

Convicted child-killer Ronald Phillips was in the Death House and had ordered his last meal when he got the word yesterday: Gov. John Kasich had postponed his execution set for today to determine whether his “nonvital” organs could be harvested as he requested.

Why not? Sounds like basic Christian charity to me (or whatever flavor you happen to like).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it can be a growth industry

7:28 AM, November 17, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depends on what you mean, the organs or the justice. As to the justice component, it certainly should be. Clearly we are under-executing.

12:15 PM, November 17, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Under-execution is a major problem with the American workforce generally.

On the other hand, hard to see how you can inject your way to justice.

5:47 AM, November 18, 2013  

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