Capital Punishment Quotes

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.

If, as the polls show, people have no confidence in government, then how could those same people possibly advocate that same government using the unrecoverable process of execution as punishment.

Abolition of capital punishment once and for all will help create a more civilized society. It will rebound to the advantage and honor of the nation.

I find it rather strange that the American people would be so haplessly petitioning the government they mistrust and hate so vehemently to execute more people, faster with less appeals.