With a backdrop like what happen in Oklahoma last Tuesday with the botched execution, media outlets far and wide are making their feelings and opinions known about the death penalty. But I’m choosing to highlight the thoughts and ideas of a comedian.
Why? Because the ideas expressed I think, best represent where this country should go in regards to the death penalty.
The comedian is John Oliver. The show is Last Week Tonight.
Just days after Oklahoma demonstrated the most effective way to botch an execution, a Republican Representative in that state who is also a Protestant Christian, said that he doesn’t care how inmates are killed, as long as they are killed. Even if it means opening up the Dens under the prison and allowing the lions to rip their flesh apart.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Christian said, “I realize this may sound harsh, but as a father and former lawman, I really don’t care if it’s by lethal injection, by the electric chair, firing squad, hanging, the guillotine or being fed to the lions.”
Mike Christian so love the death penalty, he even wanted to impeach the judges who tried to halt the execution.