Capital punishment acknowledges both the existence of objective evil and human government’s responsibility to execute justice. To conflate it with the killing of the innocent is reprehensible.
While compelling arguments abound on both sides of the capital punishment debate, this bad policy doesn’t meet any goals of the criminal justice system.
In a criminal justice system subject to human error, capital punishment is the opposite of justice. The government must protect the most sacred right: life.
Capital punishment isn’t vengeful or vindictive, it’s a repayment of justice proportional to the most shockingly evil crimes.
The speed, intensity, and content of criticism of the death penalty pronouncement suggest a fundamental disrespect for the office and person of the pope.
To abolish the death penalty is to abdicate the civilizational attempt to instantiate justice in law, and precludes the possibility of mercy.
The pro-life movement is a movement of forgiveness and redemption. The goal is to empower women and be welcoming to all, regardless of what they’ve done in the past.
Despite having achieved their goal, progressives felt it necessary with a torrent of widely-varying but equally flimsy rationales in support of the firing.
If international norms should tell, the United States should join the rest of the developed world and agree to reject this cruel and pointless practice. Right?
Some people deserve to die for brutally and intentionally murdering innocents. If that’s right, then justice requires capital punishment.
Reminder: The Clintons are the kind of people who would use the execution of a mentally disabled man to distract from an extramarital affair.
Convicted Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev is eligible for capital punishment. This one chart captures nearly forty years’ worth of executions in the U.S.
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