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paulstylos Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 12:34 PM
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114. however
"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."

the issue is not whether (the scotus issue) capital punishment is wrong, or how anybody feels about retribution.

it's about constitution and the law.

i actually agree with obama. regardless of how i FEEL about the DP, it's constitutional, and i agree with obama (see: audacity of hope) that it is constitutionally justified in cases of child rape

whether it is good POLICY is an ENTIRELY different question.

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