This week in Louisville,KY James Seay has been charged with murder. When he was apprended the blood of the victim was on his clothes. Some of the victims personal property was in Mr. Seay's possession. The victim was his roomate. He pleaded not guilty during his first court appearance.
An interesting fact is that Mr. Seay has been convicted of murder twice before. He spent about 14 years in prison for the first conviction and about the same for the second, being most recently released in 2011. During the news broadcast on WLKY Sat 23 Feb it was reported that murderers spend approximately 8 years in prison, and rapist approximately 10 years.
We live in a society that is reluctant to invoke the death penalty for fear of an error in conviction, but will release murderers because of the cost of housing them. Yet the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) incorporates a committee for medical effectiveness. Their charge is to determine what medical care should be provided, not what you want to be provided (this is the 'death panel'). President Obama famously answered a question about whether a person's mother would be provided a pace maker under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by responding 'perhaps it would be better to give her a pill'.
We will not execute murderers, yet will allow patients to die by withholding medical procedures, and require companies and institutions to provide for medical procedures to kill the unborn.
William J. Rutherford