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Another conservative newspaper calls for death penalty abolition

This morning it’s the Gaston Gazette:

“Even if one accepts that there is moral justification for executing criminals under some circumstances, the flaws inherent in any human system charged with handing out death sentences cannot be overlooked.

Government simply can provide no assurances that, as long as it is executing people, innocent people will not die.

The death penalty is a punishment conveyed by some of the world’s most oppressive governments. According to Amnesty International, China is one of the worst offenders in that regard. North Korea, Yemen, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Malaysia are some of the countries that regularly employ the death penalty, with a total of 139 countries having death penalties on their books.

In addition to the above, this shameful list includes Egypt, India, Zambia, Burma and Thailand. Belarus remains as the last European country to retain the death penalty.”

In response to which all a body can say is “Amen.”

One Comment


  1. Frank Burns

    May 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Protecting the public from a murderer doing another murder is justification for use of the death penalty.

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