I don't think it's a deterant. I have seen no proof that it's a deterant.
It may be vengence. I don't mind people seeking vengence.
I know ... I know .. 'Vengence is Mine sayeth the Lord'
Don't bother quoting that to me. I don't care.
Supposedly it costs more to execute someone than to keep them
alive for the rest of their lives behind bars. I don't think I believe
that. Someone has to post some facts for me to see on that.
The only thing I can say about the death penalty is that I think
it's wrong simply because our justice system stinks and so many
guilty folks get off, and so many innocent get locked up .... I hate to
think of how many innocent people have probably been put
to death. Also ... I don't think we have a right to put people to
death unless it's in self defense.
That's just how I feel.