Thursday, June 15, 2006

What Is the Most Effective Way to Oppose Capital Punishment?

From my other site, Save Yourselves From This Corrupt Generation:

Whenever an execution date rolls around in Tennessee, a debate about that particular case ensues: Could he be innocent? Did he get a fair trial? Is he mentally ill? But Tennesseans have largely avoided the more fundamental debate over the morality and efficacy of state killing in general, preferring instead to discuss individual cases. That capital punishment is even a possibility in this state is an affront to key biblical principles (grace and redemption, for instance) and ethical maxims learned in kindergarten ("Two wrongs don't make a right"). We have no evidence (in Tennessee or anywhere else) that the specter of execution had reduced violent crimes; and capital punishment is very costly, especially for something that has no discernable benefit.

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