I’m going to just admit it–it’s pretty easy for me to oppose the death penalty right now. I don’t believe that the State should have the right to take the life of a person just because he killed some folks.
But if the Death Penalty were on the table for folks like this? I’d have no qualms about it.
I don’t guess that makes a whole lot of sense, but in my head, it seems wrong for the State to take the life of someone who could be made to see the errors of his ways. But there are folks who are clearly just wired wrong–child molesters, serial killers–people who commit crimes and who are never going to get why its wrong and never going to stop.
It’s very hard for me to understand why removing them from humanity is so wrong.