i'm oposed to the death penalty,... i'm soo pro-life that i piss off pro-lifers who scream "eye for an eye" while toting signs depicting partial birth abortion.
i want one of two things to happen in order for our justice system to be logical and ethical,...
1) if your going to have capital punishment then it needs to be by public hanging on the courhouse lawn, at 1pm on sundays,.. televised,.. i never did anything at i minute past midnight that i wanted the world to see,... why do we execute people under cover of darkness? because we are ashamed? after al, if were soo comfortable with our position on capital punishment then we should have to see it, every federal elected official should be forced to attend, in person, any excution in their district.
if we cant have capital punishment delivered in such a way as i have desribed, then we should abolish it all together and make life w/o parole mean xactly what it says. no prison library, no gym, just work or solitary confinement,.... period.
capital punishment served its perpose when a community had no way of incarserating its worst criminals,... it was for the protection of the comunity that the worst of the worst were removed in this way,.. now we have prison systems, such as they are, to hold these subjects so that drs might study them, interview them,.. in order to learn from them.
if we learn what creats a monster, we can stop creating monsters,... capital punishment is like swating flies while never removing the rottng corps from the room.