Capital Punishment Quotes

Does loving your enemy mean not punishing him? No, for loving myself does not mean that I ought not to subject myself to punishment – even to death. If you had committed a murder, the right Christian thing to do would be to give yourself up to the police and be hanged. It is, therefore, […]

We visit prisoners on death row, and some of them are saved, but we believe their sentences should be carried out because they have a debt to society.

How often when they find a sage, As sweet as Socrates or Plato; They hand him hemlock for his wage, Or bake him like a sweet potato!

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.