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Dealth Penalty

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Started: 12/11/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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leaunra97

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In an op-ed in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tennessean Drew Johnson evoked conservatives' intentions to "protect innocent life, promote financial responsibility and support government programs that really work" in criticizing the death penalty. Johnson, a Senior Fellow at Taxpayers Protection Alliance and founder of the Beacon Center of Tennessee, cited the many exonerations from death row as another reason to challenge capital punishment: "Life is too precious to rely on mistake-prone processe
JonathanDJ

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I want to say at the outset, that I don't like the death penalty. I believe that it's necessary. I believe it's a divine command. But I don't believe that we should take pleasure in the death of another human being. I find it nauseating when I see people outside prisons on the occasion of an execution celebrating.
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