Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
I'll grant that you fall into the category of liberals who are ok with the death penalty. At least in certain cases. Now, I ask you to grand me that the clear majority of anti-DP liberals oppose it because they are morally against it. They don't like it, they think it's barbaric, they think it's just wrong. NOT because of the "certainty issue".
Because I've never seen a liberal - not one - say "Well I'd be ok with the death penalty so long as we know he's guilty. Or he admits it." Never once have I heard that.
I can't grant you that because I have no idea. Most of the "liberals" that I personally know are "against" the death penalty. But then some high-profile killer like Tim McVeigh comes along (you generally only hear about the high-profile or local ones), and they're not too bothered by it. Like I said, I think most
people "against" it are against it as a general principle. But when applied to an actual murderer, they aren't that upset about it.
Frankly, I'm not sure why the religious right isn't more against it. Pro-life means pro-life doesn't it? The unborn baby might be more attractive to defend, but a murderer is a human being, created by God.