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Failing to walk the walk

In a development that politicians the world over are bound to seek to emulate, "[Japanese] Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama proposed Tuesday scrapping the rule requiring the justice minister's signature for executions because "no one wants to put his signature on an execution order."

Possibly not, but there is a little thing called taking responsibilities for your actions.

A law professor rebutted, "[the] proposal is not only irresponsible but also an extreme argument, coming from a top member of the administration. I believe Justice Minister Hatoyama, who is known for advocating the death sentence, just wants to leave behind an institution for allowing executions at any time".

Had the presiding judges and other officers in the trial of Charles I kept their anonymity, Bradshaw, Cromwell and Ireton might not have been posthumously hanged, and a further 12 hanged, drawn and quartered while still breathing. Francis Hacker had it easy - he was merely hanged.

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Blogger Lord Higham- Murray said... 1:46 pm

Crucifixion's too good for 'em!  



Anonymous verity said... 1:52 pm

He can Fed-Ex them over to me for signing.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:11 pm

While discussing this via instant messenger with a fellow blogger, he opined that finding someone more enthusiastic would be a solution to the justice minister's quandary.  



Blogger JuliaM said... 6:08 pm

If he's suffering from writer's cramp, he could just get one of those little stamps made up.....  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 9:23 pm

with this in mind, i was so disappointed that mr Darling was not to be seen in a Nothern Rock branch last week despositing his life savings....  



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