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.
Naomi Wolf’s lack of understanding and subsequent inaccurate portrayal of history has broad ramifications for how we regard academic works and new views on history.
The Alton Nolen case is very much worth remembering, along with all terror attacks that occur on U.S. soil, not just for the victims and their survivors but for lessons that must be learned.
The positions are not necessarily in conflict, but prudent people should avoid support for the death penalty anyway.
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.
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.
‘Catholic leaders’ believe that ‘climate change’ is on the ‘same level’ as abortion and the death penalty? If you know about Catholics, you’d be skeptical.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is apparently a finalist on Hillary Clinton’s veep shortlist, but his record on human life issues leaves much to be desired.
Gay Air France attendants want to be excused from working flights to Iran, because Iran applies the death penalty to gay people. It’s yet another exposure of multiculturalism’s contradictions.
Although he referenced multiple hot-button political issues in his speech to Congress, Pope Francis didn’t mention Jesus Christ even a single time.
Perhaps God will have mercy on Boston bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, but we are under no obligation to do so.
Visiting the death penalty on bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev will not restore his victims or deter would-be imitators.
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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