Bill to end death penalty draws support, slim hopes - Fri, 08 Mar 2013 PST

Mar 8, 2013 Full story: The Spokesman-Review

Every year for the past five years, Rep. Reuven Carlyle has sponsored a bill that would eliminate Washington's death penalty.

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Dudley Sharp

Houston, TX

#1 Mar 9, 2013
The Death Penalty: Justice &3) John Murray: "Nothing shows the moral bankruptcy of a people or of a generation more than disregard for the sanctity of human life." "... it is this same atrophy of moral fiber that appears in the plea for the abolition of the death penalty." "It is the sanctity of life that validates the death penalty for the crime of murder. It is the sense of this sanctity that constrains the demand for the infliction of this penalty. The deeper our regard for life the firmer will be our hold upon the penal sanction which the violation of that sanctity merit." (Page 122 of Principles of Conduct).
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4) John Locke: "A criminal who, having renounced reason... hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or tyger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor security." And upon this is grounded the great law of Nature, "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Second Treatise of Civil Government.
5) Jean-Jacques Rousseau: "In killing the criminal, we destroy not so much a citizen as an enemy. The trial and judgments are proofs that he has broken the Social Contract, and so is no longer a member of the State." (The Social Contract).
6) Saint (& Pope) Pius V: "The just use of (executions), far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment which prohibits murder." "The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent" (1566).
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"Killing Equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents"
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"Moral/ethical Death Penalty Support: Christian and secular Scholars"
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1) US Death Penalty Support at 80%; World Support Remains High
95% of murder victim's families support death penalty
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Leah

Madison, WI

#2 Mar 10, 2013
Capital pinishment is cheaper than LWOP. I know because I live in a no-dp state with lots of rapes and murders, and the rate is climbing. In Wisconsin it costs $110,000 for taxpayers for each inmate a year to house them. This is also without appeals. If you kill and torture out of cold blood, you should pay with your own life. It is not right to penalize the victims' and their families by denying justice. Use lethal injection and firing squad as a back up method, and shorten appeals.

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