quotes tagged with 'capitalpunishment'

There is a growing notion in the world today that it is adding a crime to a crime to take the life of those who deliberately murder—a cruel retaliation which cannot benefit the murdered person and likewise the murderer can reap no benefits therefrom. The real purpose which the Lord gave for the taking of life has long been forgotten. The taking of the life of the murderer was never intended to be a benefit to the murdered person or even a benefit to humanity. It was intended to be a benefit to the murderer himself. There are sins which cannot be forgiven, except by the guilty person paying a price by the shedding of his blood. Capital punishment was to benefit the guilty to obtain a better resurrection when the sin had been one unto death.
Author: Joseph Fielding Smith, Source: Answers to Gospel Questions, vol 3., p.104Saved by cboyack in murder jail capitalpunishment prison 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Although it provides that all men shall enjoy religious freedom, yet it does not provide the manner by which that freedom can be preserved, nor for the punishment of Government officers who refuse to protect the people in their religious rights, or punish those mobs, states, or communities who interfere with the rights of the people on account of their religion. Its sentiments are good, but it provides no means of enforcing them. It has but this one fault. Under its provision, a man or a people who are able to protect themselves can get along well enough; but those who have the misfortune to be weak or unpopular are left to the merciless rage of popular fury.
"The Constitution should contain a provision that every officer of the Government who should neglect or refuse to extend the protection guaranteed in the Constitution should be subject to capital punishment; and then the president of the United States would not say, "Your cause is just, but I can do nothing for you."
Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: DHC 6:56-7Saved by cboyack in religion constitution freedom protection minority mob capitalpunishment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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