(GALLUP) Most favor death penalty for murderers
Dated: November 20, 2022 by Sharyl Attkisson
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The following is an excerpt from Gallup News.
The majority of Americans, 55%, are in favor of the death penalty for convicted murderers in the U.S.
While this marks the sixth consecutive year that support for capital punishment is between 54% and 56%, it is below the 60% to 80% readings recorded in the four prior decades between 1976 and 2016.
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As a pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I don’t want the Gooferment killing people as a general rule. In a declared war, maybe. In an “active shooter” situation, definitely to stop killing innocents. In the case of murderers who are too dangerous to incarcerate (e.g., a murder kills a prison guard) maybe.
Congress has the Constitutional power of Marque and Reprisal. That’s different than the Gooferment killing someone directly.
Certainly the President should NOT be allowed to kill American citizens in a foreign country!
Look at all the Project Innocence cases. You can’t reverse a death penalty.
And that doesn’t consider the time and cost of a “death penalty” case.
So let’s make a life sentence for murder a real life sentence. No parole; no compassionate release.