And that is key for me. If even one personal is wrongfully put to death, then the entire system that murdered him is flawed. The Governor of Illinois put this quite succinctly:SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men.
I completely agree with you, Governor. Thank you for doing the right thing. Reason has won out over the desire for vengeance. Saith the Lord "Vengeance is mine", which means of course, that it is his, and not ours. When a system murders those innocent of a crime, it becomes just as much a murderer as those it places on death row, and just as deserving of God's vengeance as well."We have found over and over again: Mistakes have been made. Innocent people have been freed. It's not possible to create a perfect, mistake-free death penalty system," Quinn said after signing the legislation.
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