Dan, Ethan, and Jack discuss capital punishment in this pilot episode. Points of discussion include:
Is capital punishment a good idea theoretically?
Under who’s jurisdiction does it fall?
“The preponderance of evidence” and “beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Corrupt prosecutors and courts not providing speedy trials.
A Deepfake tangent.
The insufficiency and delay of justice, and its relation to vigilantism.
A possible Christian argument against the death penalty.
The benefits of a swift death penalty.
Sentencing in government collapse, and penalties mentioned in the Bible.
Does a government need to prove its merit before gaining access to the death penalty?
Speedy trials, the need for good local policies and community involvement, and the dangers of civil disengagement.
Civics vs. Social Studies, and the shift in culture.
The purpose for this show.
The hosts’ ire was at points levied against the following nouns (and associated adjectives): Corrupt governments, Liberalism, the Catholic Church, Nancy Pelosi, the average juror, Kamala Harris, sex changes, Emmanuel Macron, New Orleans, Satanism, Communism, Australia, Canada, Sarah Palin (erroneously), the Patriot Act, Freemasonry, selective law enforcement, and thugism.
Jack gives a rough account of Gary Plauché shooting his son’s molester, Jeff Doucet. Most of the details were accurate, but a few were incorrect or reasonable assumptions. The incident took place in 1984 at an airport in Louisiana. When police escorted the suspect (Doucet) by some pay phones, Gary Plauché turned and fired one shot striking Doucet in the head. Warning: graphic video. Plauché was charged very lightly, but somewhat more than Jack remembered. As for the police officers’ assistance in the shooting, that is not in any official statement, but there are reasons to believe it was the case. The officer escorting Doucet was personally known by Gary Plauché, and had communicated with him about the crime, and Plauché had told him beforehand that he would kill Doucet. Plauché learned of the time and location of the escort from a connection he had with the local news outlet that was planning to film the arrival.
Yes, the Federal Government does have the power of capital punishment. Also examples do include crimes committed on federal property.
Ethan cannot pronounce Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. Sue him.
Ethan was mistaken about Sarah Palin calling for the death of Edward Snowden. However, Donald Trump and R. James Woolsey Jr. did. Sarah Palin did initially condemn Julian Assange, but has since apologized. Perhaps Ethan merged the two in his mind.