THE DYING SWANS OF 9/11
When I saw the dying swans dive from the World Trade Towers I promised to be true to their memories. How is it that some of my countrymen don’t want their killers to be executed? They want to punish them by the joke of life in jail. I’ve done time. It’s a vacation. Every criminal is afraid of death, execution. They want to give dragged out, fair trials to admitted mass murdering terrorists.
Liberals think I am insensitive for wanting the death penalty for these homicidal clowns. Why do they dismiss the cries of the swans falling? Do we owe nothing to the innocent and everything to the killers?
Forgiveness is cowardice. Punishment requires the responsibility of taking action. There is cruelty in the faux gentleness of liberals. They don’t take a stand. They are like Obama voting non-committal, present in the Illinois senate.
Vengeance is the balancing of the scales of justice not weighting them in favor of empathetic bathos. Mercy falleth as jaggedly as the edgy rain. If only we could bring back the swans.
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