Guess what a horrible idea our integration-minister, Hilbrand Nawijn from the LPF, now pointed out! Since he’s governing (although he now has resigned because the government has fallen) he always flew a lot of kytes, like sending Moroccan criminals with a Dutch passport to Morocco and such sickening ideas, but none of them is so scary and terrible as this: he wants to punish murderers like Volkert van der G. (who’s said to have killed Pim Fortuyn) and the (Moroccan) teen who maltreated a guy who advocated for an old woman so heavy that he died, by death. That’s awful!
Today during our Dutch class we discussed death punishment. Unfortunately five or six of my classmates are pro. I’m really against it, since you don’t punish the killer or whatever but his family, when a wrongdoer’s dead he can’t think of what he’s done wrong, maybe people are punished
undeservedly and then they’re already dead and furthermore it’s so scary that a government kills. E. (a classmate) said that when people have killed seven or ten people and they are psycholocally ill and can hardly get better, then they should be punished by death. How horrible! Those mentally ill people should be treated by psychiatrists, be in jails for a long time and when they go out of them be coached very well and maybe life-long so that they won’t repeat their deed.
Oh. on the news I now hear that Nawijn has retracted his words. The leader of GroenLinks (a socialistic party, nearly as left-winged as my favorite SP), Femke Halsema, says that Nawijn’s gone too far. Of course! I don’t know, maybe she means that Nawijn has to step down (he works still because we haven’t yet a new government).
What do you think of death punishment? I know in most U.S.A. states people like Vokert van der G. would indeed be punished by death, but do you agree with this? I’m really intersted in your view.