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How Do You Justify the Death Penalty?

I’m not being judgmental or rhetorical with that title. I’m curious how other people deal with capital punishment. Here’ my story: Once upon a time, I advocated for the death penalty. Loudly. Shrilly, at times. In the 1980s and into 1990s, I read a lot. Philosophical. Religious. Legal. Historical. Lots of angles, but few perspectives. You see, I sought out confirming information. I searched high and low for perspectives that would justify my own. Read more →