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Do you think the Kansas Legislature should vote to reinstate the death penalty?

Asked at Java Break, 17 E. Seventh St. on February 20, 2005

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Photo of Chad Sublet

“No, they shouldn’t. I oppose the death penalty because it is more cost effective to keep people in prison.”

Photo of Sue Shey

“No. I just don’t believe that putting someone to death is the right way to deal with criminal actions.”

Photo of Curtis Barnhill

“No, because the death penalty is ineffective in the prevention of crime. The death penalty has often been imposed on the innocent, and there is no appeal for an innocent person who has been executed.”

Photo of James Meadows

“Yes. I think it is an appropriate punishment for certain crimes.”


rosewinter 13 years, 4 months ago

No. I do believe that some criminals DESERVE to die for their actions, I don't believe the state has the right to execute people. While the US justice system is the best in the world, it is far too arbitrary to mete out death to some and not others convicted of the same crime.

Liberty 13 years, 4 months ago

Under certain conditions, yes.

First, the government would have to be ordained of God. (Acting as a minister of God and withholding evil with justice and rewarding and protecting that which is good according to God the Father and Jesus the Christ).

The current government claims to be secular and does not give it's allegiance to God, and so it is therefore not the minister of God and not ordained of God and is therefore according to God an illegitimate government. This type of government should not have the authority to enact the death penalty.

The Constitutional government that existed before the civil war, honored God, and was a minister of God and they should have the ability to carry out God's justice as God's minister under God's authority and not just under the authority of a government alone.

mrcairo 13 years, 4 months ago

Kill 'em all, and watch the Murder Rate drop dramatically.

It's a proven fact that when people are routinely executed for committing horrible crimes those types of crimes decrease significantly.

Any murder committed during another felony should be eligible for the Death Penalty. Positive DNA evidence presented in any appeal should end the appeals process. The Appeals process should not last more than 2 years. Then BAM!

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