Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pacquaio Favors Return of Death Penalty and Claims It Is Approved by God

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"In his first privilege speech, Manny Pacquiao, a born-again Christian, mentioned no less than the bible as his basis for saying that death penaltyis justifiable."
The abolition of the death penalty back in 2006 was mainly due to the mounting pressure from religious groups. Yet first-term Senator Manny Pacquiao is saying that God permits death penalty? After filing three bills on restoring the death penalty, the boxer cum politician took center stage to explain that the ''Death penalty is a lawful, moral, and a sanctioned governmental action.''
"Are we greater than God because God is allowing death penalty in every nation and country?" - Manny Pacquiao
"I am convinced that God is not just a God of mercy, but also a God of justice." - Manny Pacquiao
“When the government punishes, it’s not an individual act. That’s approved by God” - Manny Pacquiao
We all know Pacquiao is not deserving of any government position. He won merely by popularity. He is just a clown or mascot at the Senate. Therefore, what he says pertaining to law or anything related can be considered as nothing more but garbage. He is not even qualified to speak in behalf of God, or religion. He does not know what he is talking about.

Pacquiao even jokes about hanging as the preferred method of death "Sisispain lang po yung upuan"
"Para po sa akin, ang nananaig ngayon ay yung hanging or firing squad," Pacquiao said.
"Dahil mura?" Sotto, who started to laugh.
"Sisipain lang ang upuan," Pacquiao said, laughing, in describing how hanging is done.
That was an example of an opportunity to intellectually explain his recommendation lost because he preferred to fool around with another silly Senator who is also not deserving of a seat in the Senate.
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said that while the death penalty strikes many as “inhuman”, it is the fitting punishment for crimes just as “inhuman” like rape and the murder of infants. His statement is not surprising since the former Mayor of Davao has been accused of extrajudicial killings so he prefers death to suspected criminals without giving them a chance for due process.

Now, the entire country has been plagued by similar extrajudicial killings openly brought about by the police whose usual defense is that the suspects retaliated. However, most of the incidents were severely contradicted since it is highly unthinkable for the suspects to fight back when they are obviously outnumbered by the police.

I'm worried about those who believe that the death penalty should return. You should avoid these kind of people for they are mentally unstable and could cause chaos anytime soon. These are the type of people who would readily kill when given a chance. They will be among the very first to hurt you when no one is looking. They have given up on humanity that they want every accused or suspected criminals to be dead instead of being rehabilitated.

We all know that our justice system is weak therefore there will be a great chance that the innocent will be sentenced to death. The law never favors the poor because it is too expensive for the ordinary citizen. Thus, the affluent and influential can easily get away with crimes.

We've seen how our government officials have deceived us with their lies and deception. Yet, many of them continue to get re-elected.

Additionally, man has no right to end any life. The death penalty has been proven to be a cruel and unusual form of punishment. It has no place in our world.

The commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill' has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty," says Pope Francis

When we talk about criminal justice reform, I believe it is time for our country to join almost every other country on Earth in saying no to the death penalty. At a time of rampant violence and murder, we should not be part of that process.

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