Tonight, the case of Troy Anthony Davis goes beyond the eternal and universal dispute: are you for or against the death penalty?
The state of Georgia is not famous for its particular clemency, however, how is the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles morally capable of accepting the responsibility to take the life of a man when doubt still persists?
“If you punish the Evil I did by the Evil, what is the difference between You and I?” questioned the poet, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer and musician Omar Khayam, ten centuries ago.
The Davis case goes dramatically beyond “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” here.
Are we clearly sure that Troy Anthony Davis was the Evil on that fateful day in 1989?
No, we are NOT. Doubt still subsists.
We have the moral and human duty to spare blood tonight.
Let’s rise up all together and let our voices be heard. Let’s sign the petition at Amnesty International and stop today’s execution of Troy Davis!