It amazes me that the same people who have absolutely no trust in government to regulate businesses, collect taxes, provide services, etc, have absolute faith that government always gets it right when it comes to applying the death penalty. I oppose the death penalty because getting it wrong means never, ever, being able to get a do-over.
Further, the truly guilty should spend the rest of their natural lives behind bars. No visitors, no perqs, nada. True social banishment. Let’em wake up every morning remembering why they’re in that cell.
“[I am] haunted by the demon of error – error in determining guilt and error in determining who among the guilty deserves to die.” -George Ryan, former Illinois Governor