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May 12


Last Monday, Timothy McVeigh was executed. He died with his defiant eyes wide open, staring at a video camera that televised his death to the family members of his victims. His demeanor, like his life, was chilling.

In his final statement, he cited a line from “Invictius,” a poem written by William Henley, a 19th century British poet. “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” McVeigh’s poetic selection illustrates the septic evil that emitted from the pores of his soul. McVeigh was his own master, his own captain. He was unable to submit to authority.

In protest against the government, he killed innocent children and with a calloused heart, called them “collateral damage.” Please, will someone explain to me what children sleeping in a day care in a building in Oklahoma City ever did to him? His actions are beyond my ability to grasp. They were inexcusable.

Too bad he had to be the master of his own fate and the captain of his own soul. From what I can te…