Monday, December 12, 2005

Tookie Williams


From: Will Shakespeare

To: Gov. Schwarzenegger

Re: Clemency

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown.
His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings.
But mercy is above this sceptered sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings;
It is an attribute of God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice.


At December 12, 2005 at 7:23:00 AM EST, Blogger Bill Baar said...

In Cook County Jail, they say, if you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

At December 12, 2005 at 8:07:00 AM EST, Blogger fausto said...

But the questions confronting Schwarzenegger today are mercy, not justice; redemption, not guilt.


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