Wednesday, January 03, 2007


From Rand:

...execution of criminals is wrong and should never be handed down as an official punishment. The most egregious crime in our legal system is the cold-blooded killing of another person. We should not embrace that as an official act of punishment administered by the government.

View the whole blog post by clicking here.

I've always thought it odd that a society might see the taking of a human life as such a bad thing that another should be taken. If a government tells us it's wrong to kill, aren't they setting a bad example by then going on to go it themselves?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, Minge. I'm afraid that my opinion is generally in the minority here in the US. Minnesota currently does NOT have the death penalty, but there are those who are advocating adding it as an acceptable sentence. Most US states have the death penalty, and most research on it shows that the death penalty is disproportionately administered to the developmentally-delayed, the poor, and persons of color.

What if we make a mistake? There are no do-overs. Current DNA evidence projects are freeing wrongly-jailed citizens every year - you can't "free" someone who is already dead.

Anonymous said...

As I said on my blog the other day, why kill someone who killed someone to show that killing someone is wrong...

Minge said...

We're trying to make sense of a senseless world.