I Want Constantine's Murderer To Die Analysis

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I Want Constantine’s Murderer to Die Olga Polites Newsweek In the article “I Want Constantine’s Murderer to Die”, Olga Polites received a call from her sister-in-law informing Olga that her husbands 22-year-old cousin had been murdered, which, in turn, made her question her formerly unwavering stance on capital punishment. Summary The lives of Olga Polites, and her family, were rattled to their very foundation when a beloved family member was savagely murdered. Prior to this tragedy, Olga had stood, adamantly, on the side against capital punishment. Throughout the course of her article, she explains how her stance has been shaken. Such a heinous act, occurring to her so personally, had changed her views. She states that, instead of viewing the shooter as a person, she was “indifferent… to his personal plight.…show more content…
Colson Capital Punishment: A Personal Statement Charles W. Colson was imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal and uses his faith to justify capital punishment in the most extreme cases, such that is proportional to the crime committed. Summary Charles W. Colson makes many fine points about the support of the use of capital punishment. He quotes many bible passages including (Acts 25:11) when he states “If… I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die,” (Paul). Essentially, Colson believes that one must accept the proper punishment for their wrongdoings, even if that is death, and that “by not punishing moral evil the authorities are not performing their God-appointed responsibility in society,”(Colson). He also calls attention to “...the fundamental truth of biblical anthropology: the soul that sins must die; sin incurs a debt that must be paid.” Colson has also argued the sacredness of human life. He argues that the sacredness of a human life applies to those who are still rooted in ethics, and that the death sentence is distinguishing between the criminal and the punitive
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