GOVERNACIDE: The death penalty — immoral and un-Constitutional?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/15/missouri-executes-man-for-2001-killing-1-year-old-woman/?intcmp=latestnews

HOMICIDE
Missouri executes man for 2001 killing of 19-year-old woman
Published July 15, 2015
Associated Press

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These cases are very hard for me as pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian.

Now, I’m not going to argue the merits of the case, they seem pretty clear.

I will argue that the Gooferment has no authority to kill its “citizens”, “residents”, or anyone baring a “declaration of war”. At best, it can issue a “letter of marque and reprisal” (aka a get out of jail free card).

So that’s the conundrum.

The French had Devil’s Island. Surely, the USA could craft the same.

If a convict is so dangerous that the guard’s lives would be in danger (i.e., a Hannibal Lecter type), then I guess the guard’s right to life trumps the prisoner’s.

Even as horrific as this person’s crime was, I still don’t believe in the death penalty.

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