[Hpn] Recommended csmonitor.com article

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Fri, 21 Apr 2000 07:46:07 -0400 (EDT)

wtinker@fcgnetworks.net has recommended this article from The Christian Science Monitor's
electronic edition

Please is this man still playing with all his marbles listen to him check his eyes and facial expressions in his speechs,this man is mesmerized by his own lies,and who is this guys trainers?
Keep him in Texas we definitely do not need GW Bush in the white house!
Now he can tell us that all persons that have been put to death were guilty,isn,t he just presuming an awfull lot here?
He is self appointed judge,jury,and executioner by his statements.
A Brother 
PS. Dead men tell no tales huh "SHRUB"???


Headline:  The Executing of Executions
Date: 04/21/2000

The death penalty usually wins base-rock support from conservatives, either
Democratic or Republican. Yet a number of conservative voices are
recognizing that the way capital punishment is administered needs
rethinking, if not the very act itself.

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson recently called for a moratorium on the
death penalty until proper procedures are in place to prevent
discrimination against minorities and poor people who can't afford good
lawyers. And conservative columnist George Will has voiced qualms about the
government's ability to fairly carry it out.

Not least, a conservative US Supreme Court this week overturned two death
sentences. It didn't move away from the longstanding ruling on the
constitutionality of capital punishment, but it did correct procedural
flaws, such as prosecutorial misconduct. It also limited the ability of
federal judges to override state-court decisions against death-row inmates.

So far, the 2000 presidential campaign has not focused much on the subject.
Vice President Al Gore, like President Clinton, supports the death penalty.
The Republican contender, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, may be queried about
it, since his state leads the nation in executions.

It was another Republican governor, George Ryan of Illinois, who put the
death penalty back on the national agenda in January, when he declared a
moratorium in his state. Mr. Ryan was deeply disturbed that 13 death-row
inmates in Illinois had been proven innocent in recent years.

Nationwide, 620 people have been executed since the Supreme Court
reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Over the same period, 87 condemned
people have been exonerated because of new evidence. Mr. Bush is not
impressed by such figures, saying he's confident no innocent people have
been executed in Texas.

Having second thoughts about the fairness of the penalty is a good first
step, even though the ethical problems goes much deeper than how it's
administered. The next step is to understand that society has a higher duty
to always affirm life, not death.

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