Do you think the death penalty should be repealed?
There is absolutely no evidence that the death penalty is a deterrent. A number of death row inmates have later been exonerated, and sentencing is incredibly biased.
- Chris Acuff
No! If someone is sentenced to death, so be it! They shouldn't be able to appeal it over and over again while wasting taxpayers' monies, either!
- Jenn Clark
Yes. Too many innocent people have been proven to have been put to death. Life in prison with no chance of parole is punishment enough.
- Darrell Berry
Always wondered how those so concerned about fetal heartbeats and personhood for zygotes are so quick to endorse execution.
- Dan Alderman
Actually, the death penalty isn't used enough. And for some worthless souls there should be an express check-out. Fifteen years on death row is a bit superfluous and silly.
- Larry Henry Jr.
When Jesus was presented with the option of the death penalty, he refused it. He said only those without sin should take up a stone. I think we should follow his lead.
- Sarah Wilson
We have some true evil in the world, like the Colorado theater shooter. The death penalty is made for people like him.
- Chad Perry Tate
They need to go back to punishment - not rehabilitation - and crime would stop.
- James Carlsen