Axver (axver) wrote,
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I must say, there's something about the death penalty that seriously and deeply bothers me within my conscience. I cannot possibly view it as an act of a civilised people or as a means of serving justice. Maybe this makes me some bleeding heart, but on an intellectual level, I cannot find a purpose that validates capital punishment, and on emotional and moral levels, I find it repulsive and abhorrent, a savage punishment unwelcome in a society where we should be educated and reasonable enough to deal constructively with issues rather than condemning people as too dangerous and difficult.

I would write more, but I have no words to adequately convey my disgust and horror with this penalty. I frankly feel it is a miscarriage of justice rather than an act of justice.
Tags: capital punishment, crime, death penalty, justice, law
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