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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 07:19 AM
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I was raped as a child and I have something to say to the Supreme Court:
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All I hear around me is "the Supreme Court was wrong." Even Senator Obama believes the Court ruled incorrectly. That's disconcerting.

Capital punishment is wrong. I don't care what the crime is. As much as I feel the need for retribution when I hear of some horrifying, evil crime, I feel more strongly that the death penalty is barbaric, and that this country should not see it as just punishment.

Perhaps victims' families do in fact feel closure, or that the perpetrator is fully punished and they can relax, or that their need for vengeance has been satisfied. I can't dictate how that family feels, but a civilized society can't allow vengeance in blood. A revenge killing on the street would be punished. Why then is it okay for the state to kill someone?

Again: to kill someone as a penalty for crime is wrong. I don't know how else to say it.
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