Riley J. Hood: Suicide is Still Unlawful

Riley J. Hood (above) is the chairman of the Constitution Party of Wisconsin. He was a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012 and received 70 votes.

Suicide is Still Unlawful

And he cast down the pieces of silver, and departed,
and went and hanged himself.” Matthew 27:5

By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman

            When I was a child, the Suicide Laws were being struck down, as antiquated “horse and buggy regulations,” and the argument for striking the laws down went something like this, “You can’t punish someone who is already dead.” “That person at worst only hurt himself, after all we should have control over our own lives, and do want we want with them, including how we end them.” Such arguments were ad-hominem attacks upon people who supported the moral order, but were otherwise devoid of intelligence. You are to live your life for the Lord, (II Corinthians 5:15) and God decides when you die (Deuteronomy 32:39). Suicide is never only about yourself, you have family and friends.

When suicide was criminal, anyone who helped a person commit suicide was a murderer as well. Anyone who provided the means to commit suicide was an accessory. After suicide laws were struck down, the Principle of the Sanctity of Life was sacrificed. It was harder for a jury to see that Jack Kevorkian was nothing more than a murderer who preyed upon people in a weakened state so he could gas them to death.

The Bible proscribes murder, including murdering yourself. There are examples of men who killed themselves in the Bible. All of them were outside the will of God, and had been so prior to their self-murder.

  • King Saul-He refused to obey God’s orders, (I Samuel 15:22) then he consulted the witch at Endor, (I Samuel 28:5-22) and finally, when he knew the battle at Gilboa was lost, he killed himself. (I Samuel 31:4) If you think God approves assisted suicide, read about the Amalekite in II Samuel 1:2-16.
  • Samson-He was supposed to take being the Judge of Israel seriously, instead he knocked around at parties, and cavorted with whores. His parents warned him in Judges 14:3, and when his sins found him out; he had lost his strength and his eyes were put out. Samson’s thoughts were of personal revenge,(Judges 16:28) and when he tore down the temple of Dagon, he killed himself. (Judges 16:30)
  • Judas-A thief, who pretended to care about the poor, (John 12:4-6) before he betrayed Our Lord.

In the mind of a Socialist, there is a point where you are worth more dead than alive. You are always worth more alive, and there is no such thing as a person being a “vegetable.” Every person is made in the image of God, and their life has immeasurable intrinsic value, no matter how “functional” they are.  Even when suicide is legal, it is never lawful.  If you are into the “culture of death,” then you have everything in common with Communists and Nazis. Both those forms of socialism devalue human life, and your existence is “tolerated,” only as long as you serve the State.

Our Platform at the Constitution Party of Wisconsin is 100% Pro-Life, and we hold our people to it. The Sanctity of Life Plank is the first plank, appearing immediately after our Preamble, “The Constitution Party of Wisconsin calls upon our state officials to fulfill their obligations as lesser magistrates to uphold the US Constitution and the state constitution by taking immediate action to end the practice of abortion in Wisconsin. We further call upon our state legislators to amend the Wisconsin Constitution to recognize personhood from the moment of fertilization. We condemn the practice of so-called ‘assisted suicide’ and call upon our state legislators to resist any and all attempts to legalize euthanasia.” “We also oppose all government “legalization” of euthanasia, infanticide and suicide.” This State Chairman would like to see suicide made illegal, and the laws regarding suicide/euthanasia enforced. Our Doctors used to take a “Hippocratic Oath” promising not to use their abilities to inflict harm upon their patients, and promising not to dispense poisons etc. While this oath is no substitute for Biblical ethics, it shows how far we have fallen as a nation.

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12 thoughts on “Riley J. Hood: Suicide is Still Unlawful

  1. Cody Quirk

    On abortion- what about if the mother’s life is in danger and it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the child cannot survive outside the womb?

    What then?

  2. Peter Gemma

    I’m a CPer, but suicide unlawful? After I hang myself someone’s gonna dig up my body and put it in jail? I’m so depressed that as I stand on the ledge of a cliff I’m going to think, “whoa, wait a minute: I may go to jail for this!”
    One can argue against “assisted suicide” on the grounds that the person requesting help is a victim, but it sounds goofy to interpret some Bible passages as reasons to “outlaw” suicide within the framework of the law.

  3. Dave Terry

    There is so MUCH ignorance in this country. Some lunatic is planning a huge bonfire for Korans in Sept. and this lunatic is attacking the right of self-determination.

    CQ @ #1: Are you honestly expecting “reason” from this quirk of humanity?

    RG@ #2; People like Quirk deserve to be trapped in a burning automobile with an armed “righteous” officer of the law just one shot away.

  4. johnO

    This guy looks like a hippie. Is HE in the wrong party? Maybe the Pansexual People Party for him and all those thinking of suicide. They all need more SEX. Just ask Anthony Wiener, Spitzer, and the Filner dude in San Diego. Without it these three men ARE suicidal. LOL.

  5. Cody Quirk

    Yep, yet the CP and it’s leadership doesn’t bother to distance themselves from him.

    Oh well.

  6. pa

    As always, the “Constitution” Party continues to be the most misnamed party in history.

    They should change their name to the Christian Party or the Bible Party or some crap like that. At least it’d be honest.

  7. From Der Sidelines

    Suicide is not unlawful, unless one thinks that one does not own one’s own body and has no right to do with it what they may, including killing it.

    Since suicide is really self-consenting murder, there is no crime, since nobody’s right to life was aggressively violated, because of that consent. Those that assist it, if they are given consent to do so, commit no crime, either.

    Once again, the CP is out to lunch.

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