Gawker: A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed

Wow. Shuffle off to a quiet corner & take the time to read this. This man is (surprisingly) well spoken & knowledgeable & has a lot of good points.

Gawker: A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwneLzuhk

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3 thoughts on “Gawker: A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed

  1. My sympathies to the Alejandro family.

    Ray Jasper: The last words of an amoral sociopath.

    Jasper organized the slaughter of a “friend”, David, and he is claiming victimhood.

    Pathetic, predictable, common.

    Slavery – involuntary servitude of the innocent, based only upon injustice.

    Incarceration/death penalty – legal sanction of the guilty, who are responsible for their own sanctions, who have harmed/murdered the innocent, given a sentence based in due process, with a foundation in justice.

    I can see how Jasper, a clueless thug, would equate the two.

    All this time on death row, all that time for reflection and all we have are the idiotic musings of an amoral sociopath.

    A unique benefit of the death penalty is that the offender knows the day of their death and therefore has a huge advantage over the rest of us and, most certainly, over the innocent murder victim.

    “. . . a secondary measure of the love of God may be said to appear. For capital punishment provides the murderer with incentive to repentance which the ordinary man does not have, that is a definite date on which he is to meet his God. It is as if God thus providentially granted him a special inducement to repentance out of consideration of the enormity of his crime . . . the law grants to the condemned an opportunity which he did not grant to his victim, the opportunity to prepare to meet his God. Even divine justice here may be said to be tempered with mercy.” Carey agrees with Saints Augustine and Aquinas, that executions represent mercy to the wrongdoer: (p. 116). Quaker biblical scholar Dr. Gervas A. Carey. A Professor of Bible and past President of George Fox College, Essays on the Death Penalty, T. Robert Ingram, ed., St. Thomas Press, Houston, 1963, 1992

    St. Thomas Aquinas: “The fact that the evil, as long as they live, can be corrected from their errors does not prohibit the fact that they may be justly executed, for the danger which threatens from their way of life is greater and more certain than the good which may be expected from their improvement. They also have at that critical point of death the opportunity to be converted to God through repentance. And if they are so stubborn that even at the point of death their heart does not draw back from evil, it is possible to make a highly probable judgement that they would never come away from evil to the right use of their powers.” Summa Contra Gentiles, Book III, 146.

    see

    The Death Penalty: Mercy, Expiation, Redemption & Salvation
    http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-death-penalty-mercy-expiation.html

    1. Wow, what a great comment! Admittedly I should’ve researched the case prior to re-blogging; I was impressed with how well spoken Jasper seemed & by the points he was so knowledgeable about. I usually don’t hear most inmates “speak” the way he did. Hopefully my reblogging this doesn’t lend the appearance that I condone what Jasper did, or anything of that nature…I just found it interesting & wanted to share. Thanks very much for taking the time to read & comment!!

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