Friday, December 03, 2010

Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead

While I think the burden of proof needs to be very high, and the system that gets us there must be beyond reproach, I still believe in the death penalty. And I wish I didn't have to point out examples like this one to explain why I think so.

There should be a limit to how much damage one person can do during their lifetime. Once that limit is exceeded, there is no reason to allow them any more trips around the sun. And I'm not sorry for thinking so.

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2 comments:

DADvocate said...

Indeed. I would gladly perform the execution myself for some, although I'd prefer my own methods.

The article mentions "In Cold Blood." I was somewhere in high school when I read it. Superbly well written. I also became more cautious of people after reading it. Very creepy.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

although I'd prefer my own methods

I feel similar. Which is actually why I'm glad the government takes this out of the hands of the general population and handles it in a more arguably controlled way. Due process, with all its faults, is a far better system than the drawing and quartering or arbitrary lynchings of the accused so often referenced in our history.