Ok, so alot of you are skeptical about the title of this blog and are probably thinking, "Wow, our Pastor is condoning legalizing murder?! This is not going to go over well in the community!" But, think about it - would I do anything controversial? Would I really cause such a stir? Please....(sarcasm implied)
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I'll be the first to admit it; hit men are shady. But they are shady
because they are doing work that no one else wants to do, work that is,
in fact, illegal. By labeling contract killing a "crime," we have
obscured the fact that hit men provide a valuable service to society.
women find themselves trapped in unwanted marriages. Matrimony severely
curtails a woman's freedom, and husbands can be unreasonably demanding.
A woman in such a situation is vulnerable. She sees only one way out,
and so she makes the difficult decision to kill her husband.
But the inconvenient truth is that a woman hiring a hit on her husband
will likely have to pay tens of thousands of dollars, with no guarantee
that the kill will actually take place. Legalizing the transaction would
remove uncertainty. Hired guns could be vetted, trained, and held to
professional standards of safety. No one wants a hit to go bad. Removing
the threat of prosecution would drastically lower the cost of contract
killings. Legalizing murder for hire would bring a sordid industry into
While divorce may be an attractive alternative to murder for hire in
most cases, some women do not have the emotional and financial resources
to go through a divorce. A contested divorce can take more than a year
to resolve. After attorneys drain the couple's finances, the woman will
be left with little money to get on with her life. Additionally, a
discrete and well-timed hit protects a husband from the pain of
discovering that he is no longer wanted. A truly skilled assassin can
take his target painlessly in an instant, without any suffering. The end
of a marriage can potentially ruin a woman's life, but if her husband
can be taken out quickly and cleanly, it can be a new beginning for her.
Murder for hire is an uncomfortable subject, and I personally could
never order a hit. The better course is to avoid unwanted marriage in
the first place. Yet this is not a decision that anyone else can make
for a woman. It is her marriage; only she can decide when it must end.
I realize readers may be hesitant to endorse this proposal, but stop to
consider the profound way that the legalization of abortion has taken
away the stigma against a woman who wants to kill her child. Abortion
was once considered murder and thus could only be obtained secretly and
at great risk to women. Now, our country celebrates women who exercise
their choice to kill their family members. Why shouldn't we extend this
right, and give women the choice to kill their partners?