Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Death Sentence 

So John Allen Muhammad has been given the sentence of death.

I've gotta say, if we're going to have a death penalty (which we shouldn't) then this is the type of case it was made for.

But that isn't an excuse for the death penalty. We could lock this guy up for the rest of his life and it would cost us less as a society than it will to put him through the appeals necessary to kill him. In this case, despite what the man says, I don't think we're going to screw up and kill an innocent man. We've done so in the past, however, and are people's lives really an area where we should be using the "if you want to make an omelet..." argument?

An eye for an eye went out of style several thousand years ago.


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