I think we'll probably see the end of the death penalty in the US...before a new international government takes over and reinstates it.
I think rapists, human traffickers and people who intentionally inflict permanant disabilities on others should be eligible for the death penalty even if nobody died. One of my biggest problems with it its it takes so long to be carried out.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
I would support the death penalty for the rape of a child under the age of ten years old. I would myself be willing to pull the switch and do so with a smile upon my face.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers