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Quotes About Death Penalty

Quotes About Death Penalty
1. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.-J.R.R. Tolkien

 

2. Death row is a nightmare to serial killers and ax murderers. For an innocent man, it’s a life of mental torture that the human spirit is not equipped to survive.-John Grisham

 

3. Death penalty is the number one killer of killers.-Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

4. The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.-Bobby Scott

 

5. More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty.-Jerry Weller

 

6. First of all, it does not deter crime, the death penalty.-Patricia Cornwell

 

7. I support the death penalty because I believe, if administered swiftly and justly, capital punishment is a deterrent against future violence and will save other innocent lives.-George Walker Bush

 

8. I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.-Nancy Davis Reagan

 

9. For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists.-Albert Camus

 

10. I don’t think you should support the death penalty to seek revenge. I don’t think that’s right. I think the reason to support the death penalty is because it saves other people’s lives.-George W. Bush

 

11. Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.-J.R.R. Tolkien

 

12. Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders.-Albert Camus

 

13. To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice.-Desmond Tutu

 

14. As if one crime of such nature, done by a single man, acting individually, can be expiated by a similar crime done by all men, acting collectively.-Lewis Lawes

 

15. If we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well.-Helen Prejean

 

16. The reality is that capital punishment in America is a lottery. It is a punishment that is shaped by the constraints of poverty, race, geography and local politics.-Bryan Stevenson

 

17. It should be clear that the death penalty does just the opposite of promoting decency and respect for life. It dehumanizes people and promotes murder. It can never be applied fairly.-John Morrison

 

18. Can the state, which represents the whole of society and has the duty of protecting society, fulfill that duty by lowering itself to the level of the murderer, and treating him as he treated others? The forfeiture of life is too absolute, too irreversible, for one human being to inflict it on another, even when backed by legal process.-Kofi Annan

 

19. I have reached the conviction that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. Reasons: 1) Irreparability in the event of an error of justice, 2) Detrimental moral influence of the execution procedure on those who, whether directly or indirectly, have to do with the procedure.-Albert Einstein

 

20. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.-Mohandas Gandhi

 

21. There has never been any evidence that the death penalty reduces capital crimes or that crimes increased when executions stopped. Tragic mistakes are prevalent…It is clear that there are overwhelming ethical, financial, and religious reasons to abolish the death penalty.-Former President Jimmy Carter

 

22. I now understand that the death penalty is an ineffective, cruel and simplistic response to the complex problem of violent crime. Our limited resources could be better spent on programs that focus on stopping violence before it starts, such as preventing child abuse and drug addiction-programs that will prevent another child from becoming the next [murderer].-Darryl Stallworth

 

23. If we could do away with death, we wouldn’t object; to do away with capital punishment will be more difficult. Were that to happen, we would reinstate it from time to time.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

24. Many of us do not believe in capital punishment, because thus society takes from a man what society cannot give.-Katharine Fullerton Gerould

 

25. Capital punishment is our society’s recognition of the sanctity of human life.-Orrin Hatch

 

26. The death penalty is a poor person’s issue. Always remember that: after all the rhetoric that goes on in the legislative assemblies, in the end, when the deck is cast out, it is the poor who are selected to die in this country.-Sister Helen Prejean

 

27. Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.-Henry Ford

 

28. Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.-Woody Allen

 

29. Despite the courts efforts to fashion a death penalty scheme that is just, fair and reliable, the system is not working. Innocent people are being sentenced to death……It is no answer to say that we are doing the best that we can. If this is the best our state can do, we have no business sending people to their deaths.-Illinois Supreme Court Justice Moses Harrison II

 

30. It’s just really tragic after all the horrors of the last 1,000 years we can’t leave behind something as primitive as government sponsored execution.-Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

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