by Michelle Morin
Gee, it looks like budget cuts could be hitting everybody hard these days.
A joint Saudi committee composed of representatives of the ministries of interior, justice and health is mulling the replacement of beheading with firing squads for capital sentences due to shortages in government swordsmen, Saudi daily Al-Youm reported on Sunday.
“This solution seems practical, especially in light of shortages in official swordsmen or their belated arrival to execution yards in some incidents; the aim is to avoid interruption of the regularly-taken security arrangements,” the committee said in a statement.
The beheading issue has always been a source of tension between Saudi Arabia and the international community.
Funny, then we’re reminded that Saudis still respect people’s “rights.”
Saudi Arabia “respects… all rules and laws and protects the rights of its people and residents,” the spokesman said.
It’s still good to be a citizen of the most exceptional nation in the world.
The Eight Amendment to the United States Constitution states this:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Never ever give up on freedom. Never.
Post-script: Searching for an image suitable for this post was beyond disturbing, it was a nightmare beyond words. If I had included “suitable”and accurate imagery, it would have been more than most of my readers could stomach – including myself. If my readers have the courage to face the reality of this evil tyranny which seeks to destroy us, do an online search for “beheading images.” The quick-view and massive results, in and of themselves, will put you at a crossroads to either ignore the evil of Islamic “law” or stand against it here on American soil. Get involved, my friends. Freedom has enemies on all sides, and she won’t survive without her Republic’s people taking an active stand. I pray we never, ever see such images coming from American soil.