"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”
President Abraham Lincoln
At first blush not seeking the death penalty in the murder of David
Wicks may seem totally wrong, but there are good reasons for what the
District Attorney did.
In the first place, Mr. Venegas has not had his day in court. He has not been proven guilty.
Even if he is, the strongest argument against the death penalty in this case is that the family of David Wicks has told the District Attorney they don’t want it.
You and I may disagree or not. Those poor folks have already lost their loved one. It would be absolutely inhumane to add the burden of guilt that would fall on their shoulders to the already absolutely horrible death of David.
The argument that we will pay for an incarceration in prison for years to come doesn’t hold up in California.
It may be expensive to house and feed someone but not as expensive as paying some already rich attorney millions of dollars to find a loop hole and let the killer off.
Then, I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life locked up with the lovely folks who actually get locked up in California.
It! How many restaurants does Guy Fieri own? How tall is that
quarterback? Is there an Olive Garden close by? These are just a few of
the things I have “Googled”. Any information you need is right at your
fingertips, literally. You don’t even have to wait to get home to your
computer, look it up on your phone! I even have a Google
Home which I can just speak out loud and ask what I want. |
Times have changed. Does anyone remember what an encyclopedia is? Or how to use the Dewey Decimal system? Back in the day we had to look things up in the library or encyclopedia. We couldn’t get answers in an instant, we had to research.
It is amazing to me how available information is. I admittedly Google silly stuff. The things that could be classified in the “who cares” department. Then there is the information that is really important to know “right now”. Like when someone is sick or hurt and you need some quick information. When you are struggling with a new crochet stitch and you need a quick tutorial. When your family requests a certain food and you need the recipe immediately. What do you do? “Google it!”
I am not sure I would want to go back to the encyclopedia days...but I do think the younger generation should experience finding information in that method...at least once!