Edward Kennedy wrote:I will tell you what is disgusting, and that is innocent people were/are sentenced to death by anyone, through their criminal action of murder, whether the perp is normal or insane. The result is the same, innocent people die. It does not matter if someone is sane or not, there is NO excuse for murder or criminality and at the least, the elimination of such criminals is necessary to prevent the same injustice they could impose on another.
You remind of me of my well meaning but odd brother-in-law who lives in Flagstaff Arizona, and I’m going to quote him word for word:
“I would rather see 10,000 innocent men executed, than see a single solitary guilty man walk free, everyone convicted, should face the ultimate punishment so the victim’s family can sleep well at night, it will keep order, and order is all that matters!”
Edward, many individuals who believe in limited government, and fiscal responsibility don’t trust the state to terminate life at its own behest, let alone the concept of "order". This isn’t knock, we just agree to disagree, and I suspect a great deal of people would as well.