So, of course, mighty-moralist GOPJews hate it and are mocking her for it.
Background after the jump
The decision: The court heard an appeal from someone about to be executed, and voted 5-4 to kill him. Kagan dissented on the grounds that the poison the state planned to use was from a new, foreign, manufacturer; because this new vendor's product had never been tested there was a concern it might not be fully effective.
The mockery: "That stupid, clueless, liberal. The point of the drug is to kill him! He's supposed to die! Who cares if its safe? God, liberals are morons"
The Torah value: R. Nahman answered in the name of Rabbah b. Abbuha: The verse saith, But thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, [which implies:] choose an easy death for him. [BT Sanhedrin 52a]
Several rules are deduced from this teaching, all of them intended to make death by execution as quick, and as painless as possible. Kagen's vote, is then a wonderful example of how Torah and liberal values can coincide. The mystery is why the GOP Jews, who claim to be all about Torah values, fail to see it.
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