Death penalty is wrong


Published: Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 9:51 p.m.

The convicted sniper got life in prison in Virginia. Thank God sanity prevailed.

The United States should join every European democracy and end the barbarity of capital punishment. This one issue creates much hostility in Europe toward the United States.

The death penalty is an abomination. It should not have any place in any civilized society.

To those who use the Bible as their handbook in their support for capital punishment, I would point out that Jesus had a death penalty case brought to him. The life of the accused was spared.

To those who cite dreadful crimes in calling for judicial homicide, I would replay that the worst person on Earth is worth more than the sum of his or her misdeeds.

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