A police officer commented after I spoke for MADD once in Dakota County, that I should have been “fried in the electric chair” for killing Little Timmy. This gentleman was required to attend my speech because of reasons I won’t go into, but let’s just say he and his family were there for Cause and had he not attended, he would have a judge to answer to for non-compliance.
It was ironic we look at the Letter of the Law problematically, rather than consider the Higher Law which granted me life and had me speaking to students at Earth School. Funny how many people don’t see a Higher Message, even when it is staring them in the face.
Anyway, I responded to his concern, saying that if he believed the crime I committed didn’t match the consequences, that he should take the matter up with legislators who hadn’t deliberated death as a reasonable punishment for my crime.
I suggested he try to change the law if he didn’t like it. Right or wrong, it was the law and nowhere in our country is the death penalty assigned for this type of offense. I served my time, finished supervised released and have been law-abiding for a long time.
Likewise, if we don’t like any given law governing our lives, we should just try to get it changed rather than just complain about it. Complaining is Fake News. LOL!
In prison, I filed lawsuits to redress my grievances. Occasionally I prevailed. Effort, not outcome, might be the Higher Message.