no study has brought out any solid evidence that the death penalty deters crime. In fact, Amnesty reports that ‘the murder rate in states which use the death penalty is twice that of states which do not, according to FBI statistics.
Ninety countries still hold on to capital punishment, and, sadly, one of these is the United States, the only Western industrialized country to practice this barbaric punishment.
If we don’t forgive, we stay emotionally handcuffed to the person who hurt us.
Time isn’t a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they’re really asking for a chunk of your life.
I wonder if these death penalty proponents would still hold that it’s worth some risk of error if it were their loved one who was murdered by the state, though innocent.
The pain of losing a loved one by the horrible act of murder is not lessened by the horrible murder of another, not even when it is cloaked as ‘justice’ and state-sanctioned. It is only a delusion to believe that one’s pain is ended by making someone else feel pain.