Capital Punishment Quotes

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

The one sure cure for the professional criminal is the rope. Once it has been applied to his neck, his days of preying upon his betters are over, and the cops have accomplished something that is lasting and real.

Capital punishment is our society’s recognition of the sanctity of human life.

The argument that capital punishment degrades the state is moonshine, for if that were true then it would degrade the state to send men to war… The state, in truth, is degraded in its very nature: a few butcheries cannot do it any further damage.

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs.

We do not correct the man we hang; we correct others by him.

Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.

No one is fond of taking responsibility for his actions, but consider how much you’d have to hate free will to come up with a political platform that advocates killing unborn babies but not convicted murderers. A callous pragmatist might favor abortion and capital punishment. A devout Christian would sanction neither. But it takes years […]

Treat Pro Lifers reasonably only if they hold true to their reasoning by decrying capital punishment and do not blather any of that hypocritical crap about getting the government off our backs.

Whenever we crucify the guilty, the most, crowded roads are chosen, where most people can see and be moved by this fear. For penalties relate not so much to retribution as to their exemplary effect.