The Last Military Execution...
Random stuff I've learned about military death sentences...
The last time there was an execution following a military court martial was in 1961.
Currently there are six former military personnel standing on a death sentence, executions pending.
Interestingly, if Robert Bales is to face the death penalty, the President has to authorize it with his signature.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
- -- Aristotle
Believe nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor for many generations and in diverse places. Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it. Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past. Do not believe what you yourself have imagined, persuading yourself that a God inspires you. Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests. After examination, believe what you yourself have tested and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.
- -- The Buddha