Death penalty is this a solution?

The death penalty only gets "petty thieves"

The legalization of death penalty is not the solution to any problem. Firstly, because violence generates violence. If legal murder were the way out, countries or cities where death penalty was introduced would be the most tranquil places in the world, but this does not happen. There is also the great danger of executing innocent people, something that, incidentally, "very humane" people adore doing. Look at the example of what was done to the Christ Himself, Socrates, the apostles and so many others.Finally, we all know that death penalty only works against those who have committed minor crimes, the so-called "petty thieves". This has always been so, even without the electric chair or lethal injections.

Just for argument´s sake, if all those who defend death penalty managed to prove that the real thieves, those who keep billions of dollars in safes in Switzerland and Bahamas and destroy People´s hopes, will be the first to receive such a sentence, even I, a religious man, might raise my voice in its favor. I think that this way I am able to express the absurdity of the matter.

Furthermore, many peolple live dying of hunger. What could be a worst penalty than this? We need to immediately introduce, as I have proposed for so many years, the Life Penalty. This, indeed, is really necessary. Aborting and sterilizing, what people keep on doing excessively, do not soluce any problem: misery and hunger are still rampant, riding the black horse of the Third Seal of the Apocalypse: "May they see those who have eyes to see, may they hear those who have ears to hear."

José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LGW), effective member of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI) and of the Brazilian International Press Association (ABI-Inter). Affiliated to the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Writers of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Radio Broadcasters of Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC). He is also a member of the Academy of Letters of Central Brazil. He is an author of international reference in the concept and defense of the cause of Ecumenical Citizenship and Spirituality which, according to him, constitute “the cradle of the most generous values that are born of the Soul, the dwelling of the emotions and of the reasoning enlightened by intuition, the atmosphere that embraces everything that transcends the ordinary field of matter and comes from the elevated human sensitivity, such as Truth, Justice, Mercy, Ethics, Honesty, Generosity, and Fraternal Love.”