The United States Supreme Court said that it is unconstitutional for Child Rapists to be put to death for raping a child, somebody below 12 years old. The justices has the opinion that the penalty is not proportionate to the crime. Further, murder and crimes against the State warrants the imposition of the death penalty.
This decision is going back to the ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’. Have the justices forgotten or failed to consider the gruesomeness of the crime of rape, or raping a child for that matter? Have they forgotten the sacredness of the human body, the ignominy and the wretched state of the child-rape victim?
I am not in favor of death penalty, but the reasoning of the justices left much to be said. It is inconsistent with how humanity viewed crimes against children. We are a civilized world and we take care of our children…those people who will bring the world to higher heights and will someday take care of us.