You might have heard that the Supreme Court stayed an execution scheduled for Tuesday in Texas because the convict was not able to have a spiritual adviser present with him in the death chamber. Ruben Gutierrez had been sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of an elderly mobile-home park owner during a robbery.
With the death penalty back in the news, the ACLU decided it was a good time to remind everyone that the death penalty arose from lynching, which makes it even worse somehow.
REMINDER: The death penalty evolved from lynching. It has no place in a justice system worthy of that name.
— ACLU (@ACLU) June 17, 2020
— Jeff Ellington ???? (@Jeff__Ellington) June 17, 2020
Listen, we can argue the death penalty all day, but don’t tell us it evolved from lynching.
Hammurabi was watching Gone With the Wind, and the rest is history. https://t.co/QXcgKoQNYn
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) June 17, 2020
You are attorneys and you know about Hammurabi’s Code. If you say you’re not familiar you’re lying, just like here.
Here, it comes from your Washington web pagehttps://t.co/OaesXx6kky“descended-madness”-our-mass-incarceration-system-and-how-young-people-are-going-fix-it
— Jlisa (@Jlisa42067) June 17, 2020
In their defense, I’m positive the ACLU thinks Hammurabi was a gorilla killed by a zoo..
— French Fried Potaters (@Wuhanboogaloo) June 17, 2020
One of the stupidest tweets ever. ??? = ACLU
— ✝️MezzoMoon?? (@MezzoMoon) June 17, 2020
REMINDER: You guys have completely lost your minds. Pretty sure execution predates rope.
— ⚡️Erick Brockway⚡️ (@erickbrockway) June 17, 2020
The death penalty has been around for millennia. Read a book.
— Rae ? (@EratLuxVera) June 17, 2020
Death penalty is literally Biblical.
— Kristin (@pearlygates101) June 17, 2020
I think your historical reference is missing a couple hundred thousand years of human history.
— Zach McCaffree (@slayer_sundays) June 17, 2020
You know this is false. You should delete it.
— Writer of Stuff. (@Chandlej) June 17, 2020
Why are you guys always so wrong these days? Do you even history?
— Oscar ? (@RandomFLDude) June 17, 2020
At this point, we're just seeing what sticks.
— Rusty Roman (@RustyCathol) June 17, 2020
You clowns are worthless.
— Ex-GOP Greg (@Flying59Vette) June 17, 2020
A garbage take from a garbage organization.
— clayjohanson (@clayjohanson) June 17, 2020
Lol why is everyone hellbent on ignoring actual history? This one is easily proven false yet you went with it anyway. Frauds.
— Freedom Recon (@FreedomRecon) June 17, 2020
Yes. The death penalty was created shortly after we invented slavery.
— Michael Deppisch (@deppisch) June 17, 2020
Tim Kaine: America invented slavery. ACLU: Hold my beer.
— Little Larry Sellers (@SpawnOfDanelaw) June 17, 2020
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) June 17, 2020
no seriously, google him
— atomickristin (@atomickristin) June 17, 2020
Damn … someone needs a history lesson …
— LeoTrollstoy© (@SpaceForThePapa) June 17, 2020
REMINDER: Rope evolved from lynching. It has no place in a garage storage system.
— StanleyFosha (@stanleyfosha) June 17, 2020
This pantload of calculated psychological abuse only serves as a reminder to automatically distrust everything a devout Marxian says.
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) June 17, 2020
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) June 17, 2020
Three decades of deconstructionism have taught these moral infants to do one thing: tear down objective reality brick by brick.
History, law, civilization — it all has to go. They’ve never been taught how to build anything, so they can only destroy, and call it “progress.”
— RoBere (@RobberBeren) June 17, 2020
I agree that it has no place, but in Ancient Rome, people who committed capital crimes were thrown over a cliff.
The death penalty is archaic and primitive.
— Charlie (@CharlieReed2004) June 17, 2020
— Alisa S. (@a_suzette_e) June 17, 2020
— Doom Cult Game Studio (@doomcultgames) June 17, 2020
So there was the big bang, dinosaurs, and BOOM, America!
— Regs (@r3gulations) June 17, 2020
And then the ACLU came along to set everything right.
Sen. Tim Kaine tells Congress the United States didn’t inherit slavery from anyone else but instead created it https://t.co/gReeNLXl0u
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 16, 2020