"Truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter. A loss of courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days..." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Commencement address at Harvard University , June 8, 1978

Friday, 5 August 2011


A new government initiative means that online e-petitions which reach over 100,000 signatures MUST be considered for a commons debate. And as a indication of the feelings of the British public, over 40 of the first 200 internet petitions called for the return of the death penalty.

With this great news, I am going to take the opportunity to put forward some agruments in favour of reintroducing the death penalty for the most vile criminals in our society, like paedophiles, child killers, sadistic murderers, ect.

-It cannot be denied that Capital Punishment permanently removes the worst criminals from our society, and is the safest method of dealing with certain sick individuals, which still pose a threat, while in long term or permanent incarceration. It goes without saying that dead criminals cannot cause anyone anymore harm, either within the prison system or after escaping or after being released.

-The cost of incarcerating the most horrific criminal of our society is another reason for capital punishment. According to the Guardian, it cost on average, £83,000 a year to imprison an inmate. Money is not an inexhaustible commodity and with all honesty, that money would be better spent on the old, the young, the sick ect, 6 rather than using our resources on the long term imprisonment of murderers, paedophiles, rapists. Ect

We have all heard the very real arguments that today’s prison system is pretty much a holiday camp for prisoners. With this in mind, lets point out that execution of the very worst of criminals is a very real punishment, rather than some form of ineffective “rehabilitative” treatment.

A very good question is: does the death penalty deter criminals? Now, this is a very difficult point to prove one way or another because in most retentionist countries the number of people actually executed per year (as compared to those sentenced to death) is usually very low. However, it would seem, that in countries where they almost always carry out the death sentences, (EG Singapore) there is far less serious crime. What this suggests is that, capital punishment is only a real determent if the execution is an almost certainty. Those Anti-capital punishment campaigners always argue that the death penalty isn’t a determent, and will usually site studies based on American states to prove their point. From where I am standing, this is deeply flawed and properly chosen to be deliberately misleading.

The above is just a brief look at the arguments for capital punishment. The National Front have been campaigning for over 40 years for the return to true justice, including the return of Capital Punishment. No other Political Party can even claim to be as long term advocates as the National Front, because unlike many other partys we do not compromise on our polices, and they do not change with media manipulated public opinion.

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