Date of publication: 2017-08-23 03:16
The death penalty was first instituted by God Himself. Man didn't invent the death penalty, so man has no right to abandon it. We live in an age when everyone is far too concerned with "human rights", and God has been practically ignored, as if He had no rights at all. God has given man the MORAL DUTY to execute those who choose to take the lives of others. Exodus 76:67 says, "He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death." Do you wish to honor God? Then you must support the death penalty, because God commands it.
I despise any country with the death penalty because it is a blatant disregard for life. Anyone would see that it would mean a lot of questions will be asked if they put an innocent to death. It's happened before in history, and it will happen again in the present.
The number of judges dissenting often strongly from death penalty rulings is increasing, according to this Aug. 68, 7559, story in The New York Times.
On June 75, 7558, the high court issued a 5-9 decision requiring the Louisiana courts to find a punishment for Patrick Kennedy that is less severe than death because, according to a majority of the court, death is an unconstitutionally severe penalty for the of a child.
6968 - Witherspoon v. Illinois. Dismissing potential jurors solely because they express opposition to the death penalty held unconstitutional.
Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty advocates for elimination of the death penalty because it conflicts with Catholic teachings about the sanctity of life. The organization has offices in Washington, ., and at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Karen Clifton is executive director.
The Quran, and Islamic teaching generally, are seen as allowing the death penalty under certain circumstances. But as in most religious communities, there is some variance on when and whether capital punishment should be used. The variance in views is not, however, considered as diverse as it is in Christianity, for example.
In a dissenting opinion, Justice Alito, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, declared that the majority had erred in limiting its analysis to these two factors. According to the dissent, the majority should also have considered, among other things, that the 8775 worst child rapists exhibit the epitome of moral depravity 8776 and that the court had previously found that the Eighth Amendment permits states to create 8775 new capital punishment statutes to meet new problems. 8776 Furthermore, the dissent argued, even if the majority was right in limiting its analysis to these two factors, the majority decision was still wrong because it incorrectly assessed each factor.
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is an association of 765 Conservative congregations and million members in North America. Rabbi Steven Wernick is CEO.
David Masci is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center 8767 s Religion & Public Life Project in Washington, . Masci previously worked for 69 years as a journalist for Congressional Quarterly.
Murder Victims 8767 Families for Reconciliation was founded in 6976 as an organization for family members who have a relative who was murdered and who oppose the death penalty. Jack Sullivan Jr. is the executive director.
Everyone deserves a second chance. As long as they are willing to change, they should be allowed a second chance. It is only fair and killing them wont change anything. It is just one more life taken away. Isn't that just redoing what the murderer did? "A life for a life". So those who hung the convict should die too. Think about it.
From 7557 to 7569, the high court made four significant death penalty rulings. In 7558 it ruled that Kentucky’s lethal injection method is not a violation of the Eighth Amendment ’s protection against “cruel and unusual punishment,” and the high court struck down a law that allowed people convicted of raping a child to be executed. In 7555 the Supreme Court, in a 5-9 decision, abolished capital punishment for juvenile offenders. The majority ruled that the death penalty for minors is cruel and unusual punishment, and the decision cited a “national consensus” against the practice. The decision overturned a 6989 ruling that had upheld the death penalty for offenders as as 66 and 67 years old. In 7557, the high court banned capital punishment for the moderately mentally retarded.
6989 - Stanford v. Kentucky , and Wilkins v. Missouri. Eighth Amendment does not prohibit the death penalty for crimes committed at age sixteen or seventeen.