Your editorial on November 24 said, inter alia:
“…In fact, though, our parliamentarians would do well to pay close attention to opinion not just locally but internationally. For example, the European Union (EU) – to which countries like Jamaica and its Caribbean neighbours and Caricom partners are closely connected through aid, trade, history and a huge diaspora – have long made its opposition to the death penalty abundantly clear…”
This is plain bullying by the EU. If they are so concerned for these criminals, they should offer to take them from Jamaica and let them serve the punishments for their crime that is in accordance with human rights as practised in the EU. This would be putting action to their words!
The same goes for gays – take them in the EU where they would freely practise their chosen lifestyle and enjoy full “human rights”.
Remember, the Europeans led by Britain violated human rights by the institution of slavery for 430 years, because it suited their objective and development at the time.
Jamaica needs to send a message that for the time being in a religious country, as Jamaica is often described, Moses’ law is necessary and any good that will arise from it.
Development is being sidetracked because of criminality and fear, and by the way, suppresses human rights!
Norman R Lee
20 Calm Waters Crescent
Brampton, Ontario L6V 4R9