I always wonder when they do the religious thing so they mainly use Christannity as the default religion?
I do think it is kind of funny sad. That supposely the most religious states our most killing is done.
I believe there is also ample support to show that the death penalty doesn't deter crime.
I've heard this too. I'm pretty much anti-death penalty myself. Although, to be honest if the CO Shooter gets the death penalty it really won't bother me much. Maybe the death penalty should be repealed except for rare and extreme cases like these.
I'm also in the thinking that if one really wants to deter crime, one should focus on eradicating poverty. There will always be psychos in the world who commit crimes because harming others gives them some sort of sick pleasure. But I believe that most people when they have access to all the resource they need, will feel no desire to commit crime. If you're living comfortably, not living in an environment where you are constantly stressed about paying the bills, and feel truly empowered why would you break into someones house or car, rob a store, join a gang, or drown out your sorrows in a hardcore addiction? The thing is that most people probably wouldn't.
I am not a conservative and I support the death penalty. We have the technology today to ensure that a jury has enough material and technical evidence to make an informed decision. I do believe that all inmates currently on death row should have their cases reviewed with today's technology and standards before their sentence is carried out.
To me the death sentence is in principle no different than military action. At it's core both are examples of killing that is justified by the state (and with this being a democracy, the state is us). I did not see death penalty opponents protesting when Osama bin Laden was killed by our forces. Anyone who agreed with the decision to kill bin Laden clearly supports the right of our government to issue the penalty of death for certain crimes. I don't believe that geographic location changes the morality of an action.
Lastly if I am given the choice of my tax dollars going to supporting the lives of the poor or supporting the lives of a violent murderers I choose to help the poor. For every truly dangerous person we keep alive there are innocent people who suffer for it.
Make sense. The more conservative states are the more Christian states. And support of the death penalty is a conservative view.
Make sense. The more conservative states are the more Christian states. And support of the death penalty is a [majorly] conservative view.
This I agree with.
It is the "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth."