By Frank Walker Pewsitter.com Original Article http://pewsitter.com/view_news_id_197844.php Advocate Dudley Sharp has written the four Catholic and pseudo-Catholic publications who this week made joint declaration against the death penalty in the name of the Church. ************** TO: the Editorial Boards of
This is the strongest argument against the death penalty, or one of them, as if it is correct they can convince an unelected supreme court to subdue the death penalty. Anti-Death penalty groups such as the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) try to capitalize on these arguments all the time. I think this is the vilest strategy of the abolitionist crowd. However, their claims are all false, and as usual the abolitionist crowd is good at ignoring facts.
The claim the death penalty (may be referred to, as the title already does, “DP”) costs to much is one of the most common claims about the death penalty. The history of it really began in 1970 when abolitionists began to back down from morality claims as they had little ground to stand on. So they decided to take a whack at the administrative “problems” of the DP, such as race, innocents, and costs. We will only look into costs in this article to make it simpler.
Dudley Sharp talks on the Thom Hartman show about the death penalty on Amnesty International’s “International Day of Action for Troy Davis” day. Troy Davis is the convicted murderer of Officer MacPhain in Georgia who was recently put to death.
From the Thom Hartmann Show www.thomhartman.com
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Bottom Line The majority of Americans continue to support the use of the death penalty as the punishment for murder. Most Americans (71%) also say the death penalty is used either about the right amount or not often enough. While