Cumberland Times-News

Letters

February 3, 2013

There are good reasons not to abolish death penalty in Md.

As the General assembly is meeting in Annapolis one important and critical issue looms over the session there.

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) feels confident that the death penalty will be repealed.

There has not been an execution in Maryland since 2007 or since O’Malley’s tenure.

O’Malley pushed for a repeal of the death penalty in 2009 and the full repeal action stalled in the Maryland Senate.

The current continued initiative by the General Assembly and O’Malley to abolish the death Penalty in Maryland is one of the worst decisions that occurred in this state in decades.

With the violent crime rate on the rise such flawed legislation and laws would only encourage criminals of violent capital crime offenses to continue committing violent crimes that under normal circumstances warrant and deserve the death penalty.

As a taxpayer in the state of Maryland I resent paying taxes to support in a Maryland state penitentiary the life of a criminal who deserved the death penalty.

I would urge the General Assembly in Annapolis not ever to pass such bad and flawed legislation and to keep the death penalty on the books to discourage violent crimes here. I say keep the death penalty as it is a deterrent to violent crime and violent criminals.

Lets’ not let the liberals in Annapolis take us 10 steps back again and we should be glad the current bills in Annapolis to repeal the death penalty failed.

To repeal the death penalty in Maryland is the wrong way to go.

If anything is going to be done here it should be left up to the voters of the state of Maryland.

Al Eisner

Silver Spring

1
Text Only
Letters
  • It might not be a problem, but a possibility

    God certainly orchestrates circumstances that cause us to marvel. The recent flood In Cresaptown that Calvary Baptist Church/School endured is proving to be yet another miracle birthed out of devastation.

    July 24, 2014

  • Look to the Jubilee solution to resolve our economic woes

    Following the Lehman banking debacle of 2008, the government sponsored bailout of the banking sector to boost the economy created an illusion of recovery.

    July 24, 2014

  • Common Core curriculum is bad news for West Virginians

    If something is not done soon, the vast majority of American K-12 school children will be taught using dubious, federally backed national education “standards” that have come under fire from across the political spectrum.

    July 24, 2014

  • Please return valuable items taken from woman’s parked van

    On July 8 at 2:33 p.m. my 16-year-old granddaughter Caitlyn Cook and I arrived at Children’s Medical Group for a 3 p.m. appointment.

    July 23, 2014

  • Legion honor guard available to honor veterans at their funerals

    We in the honor guard of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion, performed 196 veterans service in 2013.

    July 22, 2014

  • Remember, we’re not immune to extinction

    I’d like to pose a theoretical scenario to Cal Thomas.

    If a medical specialist said, “Cal, you’ve got a serious physical problem. Do nothing and you’ll die soon. Follow my prescription, which involves certain life-style changes, and there’s a good probability you’ll live, even if your life may be a bit more constrained than now.”

    July 21, 2014

  • America has three branches of government for good reasons

    “Mikulski Calls for Continued Action to Protect Women's Health Following Dangerous Supreme Court Decision” is the heading you will find on Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s website.

    July 21, 2014

  • Tell legislators to do what is right for America’s vets

    Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? It is anyone’s guess, however certainly not the Freedom and Liberty we enjoy.

    July 18, 2014

  • Move over Move over

    Have you noticed, in your travels, that the front end of a police cruiser usually protrudes a bit more than you would expect when the officer has it parked behind another vehicle on the side of the road?

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Use local workers in building new Baltimore Pike travel stop

    As a delegate to the Maryland General Assembly representing Allegany County, and specifically the City of Cumberland, I welcome you to our community as you prepare to construct a Love’s Travel Stop at the above referenced location (on Baltimore Pike).

    July 17, 2014

Latest news
Facebook
Must Read
House Ads