The Death penalty is a disgrace. The United States is one of few countries that have the death penalty. It is supposed to be a civilized country but civilized countries do not murder people. Execution is murder by the Government. I have not seen anything in the Ten Commandments that says thou shalt not kill unless you are a Government.
Yes murder is one of the worst crimes that are committed and those who commit murder must go to prison for as long as they are a threat to society. How do you send the government to prison?
Here are some reasons to abolish the death penalty.
1. Many innocent people are executed. 2. By the time a prisoner is executed he or she is not the same person who committed murder. 3. “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord.” 4. It cost more than life in prison. 5. It does not lower the murder rate. The person who kills does not think about the death penalty when they kill for the first time. After the first time they feel they have nothing to lose so it is easier for them to kill in order not to be caught. 6. Many of the serial killers probably want the death penalty. The feel that they will be remembered. 7. In some cases life in prison is worse than death. 8. The death penalty does not bring the victim back. 9. The death penalty is a sentence for the poor and minorities. 10. Our legal system is too unjust to allow the death penalty.
President Obama, please commute the sentences of all people on death row to life in prison. Please ask Congress to abolish the Death Penalty not only on the federal level but on the state level also. Please contact the Governors of the states with the death penalty and ask them to abolish it.
Please sign this petition and write you congressmen and women asking them to abolish the death penalty.