Guys like this are almost enough to make me want to repeal the 8th Amendment. Good riddance.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
But I've argued along very similar lines before. First off, violence in prison is a concern, but how often are these people eligible for the death penalty but given life in prison killing guards or prisoners. Secondly, should the people for the death penalty care if prisoners are offing prisoners? It seems like they're doing the job for them without all the costs. Third, there could be mitigation of violence and death by changes in prison techniques. I've seen "experimental" maximum security prisons where they jailed the guys in "personal" cages outside (basically a fenced in area) to cut down on yard violence, etc. And it appeared successful.
Plenty of improvements to make, and then we can get rid of the death penalty as it's archaic and no longer a necessity.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I support the death penalty, many of my libertarians friends do not.....