Today’s highly interesting read (12/18/20): Wanted: An Honest Debate about the Death Penalty

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I support the death penalty.

Today’s read is from David Harsanyi, a senior writer at National Review. Here’s an excerpt:

This summer, the federal government began putting people to death for the first time in 17 years. “Trump administration executes Brandon Bernard, plans four more executions before Biden takes office,” said a Washington Post headline  last week. While that is technically true, it wasn’t Trump who convicted these men of murder; it was a jury of their peers. It wasn’t Trump who upheld their convictions after numerous appeals; it was the judicial system. It wasn’t Trump who found the death penalty constitutional; here, it was the Supreme Court that reaffirmed the Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994 requires executions to be carried out “in the manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence is imposed.” It wasn’t Trump who sponsored that law in 1994; it was Joe Biden.

Read the entire column here.

One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (12/18/20): Wanted: An Honest Debate about the Death Penalty

  1. Pingback: Executions; fake news; fixing voting; high school sports; and throwing children off planes | This Just In… From Franklin, WI

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