By The Right Scoop


The moderator asked Rick Perry if he had trouble sleeping at night, wondering if any of the 234 executions in the State of Texas might have been an innocent person. Perry gave a great answer, but his best line was this one:

If you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you’re involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the State of Texas. And that is you will be executed.

And the crowd loved it:

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  • http://twitter.com/ningrim jose cuervo

    the best part was the audience cheering when Williams noted the number of executions

    • Anonymous

      They weren’t cheering the executions. They were cheering justice. How many times do we have to see people get murdered and maimed by repeat offenders. As long as they get fair trials with all due process observed – which is far more than they ever gave their victims. Wouldn’t you agree?

    • Anonymous

      They weren’t cheering the executions. They were cheering justice. How many times do we have to see people get murdered and maimed by repeat offenders. As long as they get fair trials with all due process observed – which is far more than they ever gave their victims. Wouldn’t you agree?

      • http://twitter.com/ningrim jose cuervo

        sure, I wasn’t be sarcastic, I agreed with the crowd.

        It was nice to see them repudiate Williams’ premise that Perry should feel bad about it.

      • http://twitter.com/ningrim jose cuervo

        sure, I wasn’t be sarcastic, I agreed with the crowd.

        It was nice to see them repudiate Williams’ premise that Perry should feel bad about it.

      • http://twitter.com/ningrim jose cuervo

        sure, I wasn’t be sarcastic, I agreed with the crowd.

        It was nice to see them repudiate Williams’ premise that Perry should feel bad about it.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for clarifying and sorry I thought you were being a smart a&& :)

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for clarifying and sorry I thought you were being a smart a&& :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Skinner/100000598231323 Brian Skinner

      That was the worst part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/remerson Russ Emerson

    No, the best part was Williams’ disbelief that such a number of people could honestly support capital punishment, followed by his schooling at Perry’s hands.

    • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

      It was this moment that won the debate for Perry. He was sober and strong. And Williams and other libbies who’d rather see the innocent die through abortion than the guilty die through capital punishment just don’t get it.

      • Anonymous

        Hear, hear….well said! Just try and turn the table on an idiot like Williams and ask him about the 50 million truly innocents that have been murdered since 1973 and watch them roll their eyes…..

        • http://www.envisionliberty.weebly.com/ Mike Leavitt

          … and accuse you of denying a woman the right to kill her own baby.

          I totally agree, every capital punishment question needs to be framed with abortion debate in mind.

      • Anonymous

        Hear, hear….well said! Just try and turn the table on an idiot like Williams and ask him about the 50 million truly innocents that have been murdered since 1973 and watch them roll their eyes…..

      • Anonymous

        Hear, hear….well said! Just try and turn the table on an idiot like Williams and ask him about the 50 million truly innocents that have been murdered since 1973 and watch them roll their eyes…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/remerson Russ Emerson

    No, the best part was Williams’ disbelief that such a number of people could honestly support capital punishment, followed by his schooling at Perry’s hands.

  • Mark Smith

    I wouldn’t have watched a MSNBC NOT held at the Reagan library. Good for that audience. And hopefully this is the last MSNBC debate.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2W6AMCLISSCLSAOXIMQWKLFJU L

      As soon as it was over and I saw the madcow-I had to shut it.

      • Anonymous

        Me, too! smile

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I took my son to church tonight, so we missed it- but coming on here and seeing the NBC/MSLSD knowing it was at the Reagan library, I thought I might go blind.

  • Mark Smith

    I wouldn’t have watched a MSNBC NOT held at the Reagan library. Good for that audience. And hopefully this is the last MSNBC debate.

  • http://twitter.com/conservative__ conservative

    Why would the Reagan library have a contract with MSNBC? This is ridiculous. Ronnie would NOT be happy.

    • Anonymous

      Ronnie Jr. is.

      • Anonymous

        Ronnie Jr. is a disgrace to the Reagan family …

  • http://twitter.com/conservative__ conservative

    Why would the Reagan library have a contract with MSNBC? This is ridiculous. Ronnie would NOT be happy.

  • Anonymous

    GOOD UNBIASED MODERATING BRIAN……….GIVE ME A BREAK!

  • Anonymous

    GOOD UNBIASED MODERATING BRIAN……….GIVE ME A BREAK!

  • Anonymous

    Better yet:

    “If you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you’re involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the State of Texas. And that is you will be executed. If you want to murder our citizens; if you want to kill our law enforcement officers, then my best advice is to head to Massachusetts.”

    • Dan

      that was good …i don’t care who you are that there was good ….YES!

    • Anonymous

      Or Washington. Because Washington won’t execute you if you stuff yourself enough to resemble a beached whale. Can’t hang him. He’s too fat. His head might pop off.

  • David Robertson

    This guy had a great night

  • Anonymous

    I suspect Brain thought the applause before the answer was for him, for asking the question. His followup question seemed to indicate it.

    Ultimate Justice We Much!

  • Anonymous

    I suspect Brain thought the applause before the answer was for him, for asking the question. His followup question seemed to indicate it.

    Ultimate Justice We Much!

  • http://twitter.com/AddisonGast1 Addison Gast

    Outstanding loser was MSNBC’s Chris Mathews (MSNBC’s answer to Andy Rooney age 92) aftercast analogy- talking about something he knows NOTHING about–Rick Perry. Perry stood tall and strong out the gate.

  • http://twitter.com/AddisonGast1 Addison Gast

    Outstanding loser was MSNBC’s Chris Mathews (MSNBC’s answer to Andy Rooney age 92) aftercast analogy- talking about something he knows NOTHING about–Rick Perry. Perry stood tall and strong out the gate.

  • http://twitter.com/AddisonGast1 Addison Gast

    Outstanding loser was MSNBC’s Chris Mathews (MSNBC’s answer to Andy Rooney age 92) aftercast analogy- talking about something he knows NOTHING about–Rick Perry. Perry stood tall and strong out the gate.

  • http://twitter.com/AddisonGast1 Addison Gast

    Perry was right–they thought they had a Pinata there but he proved them wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Perry did a great job answering that question.

  • http://twitter.com/nochera67 Mary Nochera

    Williams was going for a “gotcha” question and Perry came back with a steely-eyed response that shows the strength of his convictions. His unapologetic response shows an unwavering commitment to his morals and values and how he will demonstration them as President when faced with difficult and important decisions in regard to the American citizens best interest.

  • http://twitter.com/nochera67 Mary Nochera

    Williams was going for a “gotcha” question and Perry came back with a steely-eyed response that shows the strength of his convictions. His unapologetic response shows an unwavering commitment to his morals and values and how he will demonstration them as President when faced with difficult and important decisions in regard to the American citizens best interest.

  • http://twitter.com/nochera67 Mary Nochera

    Williams was going for a “gotcha” question and Perry came back with a steely-eyed response that shows the strength of his convictions. His unapologetic response shows an unwavering commitment to his morals and values and how he will demonstration them as President when faced with difficult and important decisions in regard to the American citizens best interest.

  • Anonymous

    look, I support capital punishment, but when Perry says he’s never thought about it or worried about it, that is not healthy or wise to say. Even the most gung ho capital supporter should have concerns

    • Anonymous

      You’re correct. I’m concerned that too many on death row sit there for twenty years or more, filing appeal after appeal, when they’ve been found guilty by a jury of their peers.

      I’m also concerned that many horrible crimes do not have death penalty status.

      Sure, mistakes happen, and we should always be cautious. That’s why most states have automatic appeals to death sentences. Nowdays we have DNA evidence, as well. So it’s getting better. But you don’t make the whole process grind to a halt over these concerns.

    • Anonymous

      I support capital punishment in murder cases only. I do not have concerns. If I were on a jury and had to make that decision with the poor performance of attorneys in the courts where I live I would worry. I worry more about the life’s that are destroyed for having to serve time on minor drug offenses. What a waste.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6HNE6UUFR7JVZCEEBZFLREQ35I ultracon

      NO_NO_The Gov. should NEVER worry about these lowlifes…He didn’t commit the crimes..DUMA$$

      • Anonymous

        First if all, if you’re going to call someone “dumass” you should learn to spell “dumb”. Second, if u think all conservatives are gung ho on capital punishment, you haven’t met any Catholics. Third, you might slow down on pulling the lever when you read about the westmemphis 3. Fourth, it’s possible to approve of capital punishment hut still have questions. That’s what thoughtful means. Perry needs to appear thoughtful. Saying he has no questions is political suicide

        • Anonymous

          He answered your concerns, perhaps you need to go back and listen to his response again.

        • Anonymous

          He answered your concerns, perhaps you need to go back and listen to his response again.

        • Anonymous

          Oh that’s right; Roman Catholicism doesn’t believe in the Bible as God’s Word.
          Sooooo, they just breeze right by Genesis 9.6. and Romans 13.4. Commanded in the O.T., and renewed in the N.T.

          • KenInMontana

            Actually we believe the Bible to have been written by men inspired by God, we also view the Old Testament for what it is , The Five Books of Moses and that it regards the Jews and their relationship with God as well as a collected work of their historic oral traditions. In the Old Testament, God is speaking to the Jews, as Christians did not yet exist. Christianity is laid out in the New Testament of the New Covenant. The reason for the inclusion of the Old Testament (or more correctly the Torah) in the Christian Bible was to give validation that Christianity was a legitimate descendant or, as some believe a successor to Judaism.

          • Anonymous

            Wow. If this thread represents rupublican primary voters we are hosed. The issue isn’t what you think the Bible says about capital punishment- the issue is there are a lot of people who vote who don’t agree with your interpretation. So when Rick perry is strutting around saying he sees no need for reflection on executing a person, alot of voters will think ” that doesn’t seem very wise”. What got me on board with bush was when he said in 2000 that he would approach foreign policy with humility. I don’t see that with perry, and while you may think his swagger plays well, ALOT of people won’t, and four more years of Obama!

  • Anonymous

    look, I support capital punishment, but when Perry says he’s never thought about it or worried about it, that is not healthy or wise to say. Even the most gung ho capital supporter should have concerns

  • KenInMontana

    I chalked it up to an attempted “gotcha” question. Seeing as the Federal Government does not have or does not exercise, the Death Penalty any longer.

    • http://twitter.com/nochera67 Mary Nochera

      Williams was going for a “gotcha” question and Perry came back with a steely-eyed response that shows the strength of his convictions. His unapologetic response shows an unwavering commitment to his morals and values and how he will demonstration them as President when faced with difficult and important decisions in regard to the American citizens best interest.

    • http://twitter.com/nochera67 Mary Nochera

      Williams was going for a “gotcha” question and Perry came back with a steely-eyed response that shows the strength of his convictions. His unapologetic response shows an unwavering commitment to his morals and values and how he will demonstration them as President when faced with difficult and important decisions in regard to the American citizens best interest.

  • Anonymous

    The death penalty, is not now, and has never been. an issue with Republican Conservatives.. so why the question was even brought up, is suspicious to say the least.. as the panelist, was just trying to publically insinuate, and thus make, Republicans, look like the bad guys, for giving justice out, to those who commit horrendous crimes against society..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SJOVGY7WQKO5JRUOAVPJMAFV44 Charles Martel

    Poor Brian! He seemed all out of sorts when the audience cheered — he probably doesn’t hear that in his Washington-New York media circles.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SJOVGY7WQKO5JRUOAVPJMAFV44 Charles Martel

    Poor Brian! He seemed all out of sorts when the audience cheered — he probably doesn’t hear that in his Washington-New York media circles.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    I gotta say, I agree with Perry 100% here.

    • Anonymous

      I do as well but I’ve always been concerned about the huge expenses to the states for a murderer to exhaust all avenues of appeal. Many, many Millions. I think there is a deterrent effect too, if criminals can be reasonably sure the courts take the death penalty seriously.

      Sometimes I wonder if it isn’t preferable to have them be sentenced to life in maximum security with absolutely no possibility of parole.

    • Anonymous

      I do as well but I’ve always been concerned about the huge expenses to the states for a murderer to exhaust all avenues of appeal. Many, many Millions. I think there is a deterrent effect too, if criminals can be reasonably sure the courts take the death penalty seriously.

      Sometimes I wonder if it isn’t preferable to have them be sentenced to life in maximum security with absolutely no possibility of parole.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        I do agree with you about the cost of appeals and years of back and forth. Too many who relax on death row who have been proven guilty, but use the system to bring up frivolous crap needs to be fixed. I used to be against the death penalty until DNA and other forensics were available- but I think the cost of having them all in there for life would be even more costly, and for some, the prospect of 3 squares a day, free healthcare, free tv and other perks would not seem much of a deterrant :-(

        • Anonymous

          You’re right on all counts. I really resent the super special treatment convicts get – better than many honorable people can dream of ever having. It’s another example of our sick society.

          • Anonymous

            They don’t get super-special treatment. They get the appeal rights as everyone else in this country.

            • Anonymous

              I’m not speaking of appeals and representation. Everyone is entitled to fair trials and due process. I was referring to all the amenities now afforded convicts – law libraries etc. I’ve read dozens of stories of expensive medical treatments, transplants for those sentenced to life in prison — what???

              (My hometown/county jail – very small town with almost no prisoners had to be demolished and a new one built because they didn’t have room to include all the amenities now afforded prisoners) I can think of a lot of other places I’d rather spend taxpayer money, but I would never want anyone deprived of due process and adequate representation.

  • Brandy Carter

    I’m going to take an educated guess that the majority of the audience in that room were Californians. They cheered because the death penalty in California is nothing more than an empty promise. It has been proverbially strangled to death from illegitimate legal challenges, bureaucracy, and downright unwillingness from the California DOJ to enforce the law. We have hundreds of inmates on death row in California, at the cost of millions of dollars each, who will not have justice done unto them; justice as meted out by The People. It is gross injustice and criminal negligence and malfeasance.

    • Anonymous

      Yep. Ol’ Charlie Manson is still living at taxpayers’ expense.

  • Brandy Carter

    I’m going to take an educated guess that the majority of the audience in that room were Californians. They cheered because the death penalty in California is nothing more than an empty promise. It has been proverbially strangled to death from illegitimate legal challenges, bureaucracy, and downright unwillingness from the California DOJ to enforce the law. We have hundreds of inmates on death row in California, at the cost of millions of dollars each, who will not have justice done unto them; justice as meted out by The People. It is gross injustice and criminal negligence and malfeasance.

  • Anonymous

    I like anyone of these candidates over Oblamer.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

      Even my Daschund has better instincts than Obummer

  • Anonymous

    I like anyone of these candidates over Oblamer.

  • Anonymous

    Perry should have asked Williams
    ” Do you support late term abortion ? ”

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Excellent!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Excellent!

  • Anonymous

    Perry should have asked Williams
    ” Do you support late term abortion ? ”

  • goober grape

    DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS

  • goober grape

    DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS

  • Anonymous

    The crowd would have gone seismic if Mr. Williams had the nerve to ask the candidates to define a natural born citizen.
    The crowd would have cheered a question about illegal immigration and why Hussian Obama’ family has cheeted the American people by having a social security card.

  • fudge2

    Gee … and I’ll bet Perry claims to be “pro-life”, right?

    NO one can be “pro-life” if they are pro-war and pro-death penalty.

    That is NOT “pro-life” – it is only “pro-BIRTH”, and it is hypocrisy – period.

  • http://twitter.com/misslexi9162 Alexa

    Is there a bigger pompous ass than Brian Williams??

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, his mentor, Tom Brokejaw

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, his mentor, Tom Brokejaw

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, his mentor, Tom Brokejaw

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, his mentor, Tom Brokejaw

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

        Brokejaw – I luv it!

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a little tip for you jackass. Unlike the murderer and soldier, the unborn don’t have a say.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Fudge packer, explain to me how you can equivocate allowing a person covicted of a heinous crime of murder to live but you are perfectly OK with late term and partial birth murder. BTW: there were only 234 of these scum put to death while in that same period of time there were THOUSANDS of INNOCENT babies destroyed?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3X3Y42YJHN3LWZBF746F32BLLU EarnestB

    He should have stopped at “no”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6HNE6UUFR7JVZCEEBZFLREQ35I ultracon

    Right on Mr. Perry—Never heard it said better or as truthfully…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    I agree with Perry – Obviously the bad guy is a BAD GUY

    Ron White the comedian said –

    Texas is the only state that has an “Express Lane” to the “chair”

    That is funny no matter who you are

    ’nuff said – Perry is correct!

  • Anonymous

    Do the crime here in Texas and you will pay with your own life. Next question.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s the hypocrisy. If you are not “pro-life” you are “pro-death” If you are “pro-death” how can you be “anti-death penalty” where someone is guilty of murder and has, by law, forfeited his right to life?
    An unborn person is innocent and has done nothing to deserve to have his or her life ended.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s the hypocrisy. If you are not “pro-life” you are “pro-death” If you are “pro-death” how can you be “anti-death penalty” where someone is guilty of murder and has, by law, forfeited his right to life?
    An unborn person is innocent and has done nothing to deserve to have his or her life ended.

  • Anonymous

    What a jerk….how about just asking the question without personal attacks and then turning on the audience.
    Oh wait….that was a liberal asking, they’re jerks by nature.

  • Anonymous

    If you tried harder you couldn’t be more wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I’m a Texan and I love that we have executions and concealed carry laws in my great state. It will make you miscreants think twice before commiting crimes here. A criminal always has in the back of his mind that before he mugs grandma he’d better think twice because grandma may be packin heat. Likewise if someone has murderous intents he thinks twice before carrying those out because he knows if caught he will be executed. Just as with Obamas saved jobs statement, we do not know how many crimes have been prevented, or murders thwarted because criminals didn’t want to risk it in our state. I would have been one of those who applauded too. He’s my governor and I’m proud of him and his answer.

    • Jack Jack

      A vast majority of criminological research shows that the death penalty has little to no effect on crime. Its debated whether the effect is either non-existent or weak at best. In the reverse, numerous innocent individuals have been put to death or placed on Death Row. A most recent example in your own state is Anthony Graves.

      Now, I’m not arguing one way or another. However, you should recognize the vast majority of research does not support the death penalty as actually reducing the number of murders or other crimes in your state, or any other.

      As such, you should argue for or against the death penalty based on human rights rather than deterrence theory. Stay informed!

      • Anonymous

        OK Jack Jack I’m going to have to disagree with you on that premise. I am going to cite this website with several criminological studies on it that prove the death penalty IS a deterrent: http://www.wesleylowe.com/deter.html

        Now I would ask that you consider this when you frame your opinion that “a vast majority” of research shows it isn’t. For every one of your opponent research I can give you pro.

        I no longer will let someone get away with broad statements like “vast majority”. Prove it! Cite these examples.

        FYI I work with the police every day and have for the last 14 years and they would disagree with you. I’ve spoken with several officers from other states who have moved to Texas and they are overwhelmingly pro-death penalty.

        It’s simple really, take a life lose yours.

        • Anonymous

          Ooh, several studies cherry-picked by someone with no credentials. That’s real persuasive.

          Who to trust? Some no name fantasy book author? Or the Columbia Law Review? Hmm.

          http://www.law.columbia.edu/law_school/communications/reports/summer06/capitalpunish

          • KenInMontana

            From the same school that Obama taught his variation of “Constitutional law”? Thanks, but no thanks.

        • Anonymous

          Also, as for your worthless little anecdote about the police: A 2009 poll commissioned by DPIC found police chiefs ranked the death penalty last among ways to reduce violent crime. The police chiefs also considered the death penalty the least efficient use of taxpayers’ money.

          • Anonymous

            Cite your sources chicken and whatever.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Parsons/100000630963604 Jeff Parsons

        Ah, the certitude of the completely wrong. As noted below, the only actual study that spanned a long period of time and actually looked at cause-and-effect, rather than what the people doing the study ‘wanted’ to believe, found the death penalty is a deterrent.

        But that’s all irrelevant. Deterrance is not the only, or even the primary, responsibility of our penal system. That’s why it’s called the PENAL system. It’s about punishment. It’s about protecting society from repeat offenders.

        And the one thing that really ticks me off about the anti-death-penalty people is how they close their eyes and tilt up their nose and speak from on high about their moral superiority, about not wanting the state to take the life of a citizen no matter what they do … while completely and blithely ignoring recidivism. A murderer is let out of prison and murders again, and the smug prat who has a moral objection to the death penalty says nothing.

        Recidivism is much more common than any potential negative effect of the death penalty. If we have to answer the idiotic “what if an innocent man is executed” question, you have to answer the VERY REAL “how about all the innocent people executed, attacked, and brutalized every day by recidivist criminals” question.

        • Anonymous

          And how many of those recidivist criminals would have been executed, even if the death penalty were universally available? Not that many. A life sentence is just as effective at achieving incapacitation of capital-offenders. It also costs significantly less money.

          • Anonymous

            Tilt! You speak in generalities and with immaturity.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Parsons/100000630963604 Jeff Parsons

        Ah, the certitude of the completely wrong. As noted below, the only actual study that spanned a long period of time and actually looked at cause-and-effect, rather than what the people doing the study ‘wanted’ to believe, found the death penalty is a deterrent.

        But that’s all irrelevant. Deterrance is not the only, or even the primary, responsibility of our penal system. That’s why it’s called the PENAL system. It’s about punishment. It’s about protecting society from repeat offenders.

        And the one thing that really ticks me off about the anti-death-penalty people is how they close their eyes and tilt up their nose and speak from on high about their moral superiority, about not wanting the state to take the life of a citizen no matter what they do … while completely and blithely ignoring recidivism. A murderer is let out of prison and murders again, and the smug prat who has a moral objection to the death penalty says nothing.

        Recidivism is much more common than any potential negative effect of the death penalty. If we have to answer the idiotic “what if an innocent man is executed” question, you have to answer the VERY REAL “how about all the innocent people executed, attacked, and brutalized every day by recidivist criminals” question.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, see Michael Eval’s comment.

      • Anonymous

        Source(s) for you assertion please! Stop with this “vast majority of research” tripe…

  • Anonymous

    Little Brian williams would never put a lefty on the spot when the audience claps due to a controversial statement. Little Brian wakes up every morning with primarily one thought: get Obama elected

  • Anonymous

    Little Brian williams would never put a lefty on the spot when the audience claps due to a controversial statement. Little Brian wakes up every morning with primarily one thought: get Obama elected

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Sweet/100001501050997 Jim Sweet

    Perry is correct, of course. Some here worry about the lengthy appeals process associated with capital punishment, but I think that’s part of the price you pay to be able to call yourself a civilized society. Our laws and courts must really pay attention to what may seem farfetched grounds for appeals. Avoiding the execution of innocents is as much a moral concern with criminals as it is for the unborn.

    That said, it is a delight to see that process defended so forcefully from principle.

  • Michael Eval

    Every time someone writes an article on the death penalty someone uses the argument that there is no evidence that the death penalty deters crime.

    Wrong: There has never been one case in which someone executed has ever raped or killed again.

    There are things you can do that forfeit you membership card to the human race. At that point you should be removed with extreme prejustice

    • Anonymous

      You’re conflating arguments. You know what prevents recidivism just as easily, costs less money, and doesn’t require state sanctioned homicide? A life sentence.

      As for whether capital punishment deters OTHER people from committing crimes, well, it doesn’t do that either. Nearly all criminologists agree on that point (though I’m sure you’ll immediately dismiss them by claiming they’re liberal and thus unworthy of having an academic opinion).

      • Anonymous

        Have you ever figured up the total cost of containing a prisoner for life? Why should the taxpayer be on the hook for doing so for each of the nefarious criminals that, because of overreaching liberalism in this country, must give over their hard-earned income to defray the cost of keeping some heinous criminal alive?

    • Anonymous

      You’re conflating arguments. You know what prevents recidivism just as easily, costs less money, and doesn’t require state sanctioned homicide? A life sentence.

      As for whether capital punishment deters OTHER people from committing crimes, well, it doesn’t do that either. Nearly all criminologists agree on that point (though I’m sure you’ll immediately dismiss them by claiming they’re liberal and thus unworthy of having an academic opinion).

  • Orange Shaman

    The largest problem with the death penalty is that we human beings are too flawed to judge an individual 100% accurately every time to sentence him to death. There have been innocent people executed by the state and who knows how many more still on death row waiting to be killed for crimes they did not commit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DB2NHZCSYW7G6KIVM37E3ZFZQ4 thomas

    socko ask another stupid question mr nbc liberal

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPUKNBQW7Y55RA2UAVIGPX3CCA rusoviet

    Williams typical gay admirer fool elitist quiche eating chardonnay quafing putz

  • Anonymous

    Not so. It is pro innocent.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HJGFX4LY5HOMXNNINXSI7GRYPE L B

    For some reason, Democrat states cherish murders and cop killers… thats why they give them a bunch of years on the tax payers tab

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HJGFX4LY5HOMXNNINXSI7GRYPE L B

    For some reason, Democrat states cherish murders and cop killers… thats why they give them a bunch of years on the tax payers tab

  • http://www.facebook.com/chaplaincandidatebrandonbrackett Chaplain Candidate Brandon Bra

    it is sad that it could be true that an innocent person could be put to death

    • Anonymous

      Come on Chaplain Candidate;

      “Whoever sheds man’s blood,
      by man his blood shall be shed,
      for in the image of God
      He made man” (Genesis 9.6.).

      The LORD will handle the details…

  • Anonymous

    Your argument comparing a death sentence for a convicted criminal, with killing a enemy of our country, or a helpless baby in the womb, is the epitome of stupid!

    Care to try again?

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

    pro-choice = pro-abortion (death)

    You are arguing semantics from a glass house.