27 May 2013

Uncommon Commentary #344: Kermit the Toad

It's hard to feel that justice has been done in the case of infanticide Kermit Gosnell, who has been sentenced only to life imprisonment despite being found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder (and on hundreds of lesser charges).  The life expectancy of a male in this country is currently 75.94 years, and so, should the 72-year-old Gosnell survive until the mean age of death, he will effectively serve a total of under four years in prison for the three of his thousands of murders for which he's actually been convicted.  Since I consider it appropriate to let the punishment fit the crime, I would, if I had the power to do this, and at the risk of being accused of cruelty, have the prisoner executed using the same method that he used to kill those babies: cutting through the neck with scissors.