Monthly Archives: November 2005

Why I support the Death Penalty

In part because of my other interests in the death penalty, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the need for capital punishment as part of a healthy criminal justice system. This has led me to several conclusions, but all leave me firmly in favor of the death penalty and disturbed by how it is used in the United States today. To start to explain why I believe in capital punishment, I have to explain something I believe is true about nearly every individual in the world. (more…)