As has often been said … “Hindsight is 20–20.” We all come to regret the choices we made that reflect badly on our judgment, particularly when those choices result in the termination of a life. However, I think it’s important to remember that an execution that was sanctioned by a federal or state law as a means to provide some means of retribution for the death of innocents is, fundamentally, a punishment that fits the crime. In this particular case, the man who committed those two murders performed a goodly measure of restitution for his acts of murder. But those murders will not be forgotten, and I suspect they won’t be forgiven either, by the families of those who died by his hand. Ultimately, when a serial murderer is jailed, he is still capable of committing the same acts sometime in the future, if he is released from prison. I am sure that no-one wants a serial murderer to have access to weapons and vehicles, and opportunity to perpetrate more murders. That’s the reason we have laws to prevent them…we can’t resurrect the wrongfully dead. We can only protect the living from joining them at the hands of a crazed murderer.

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