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  •  Heh. (0+ / 0-)

    No, I haven't read that one, but it looks like an interesting read; it's going on my 'read if I'm ever in the mood for it' list. ;)  

    An important point I'd like to make is that the execution should be as fast and painless as possible for the one being executed.  I am against torture in all circumstances, and the death penalty too, except in the most extreme of cases.  

    On the other hand ... as I said above, I don't believe in insulating the State and the State's agents from the effects of their exercise of its power, nor the public at large.  I would like to see the Governor of whatever state is executing people to be the one personally responsible for the execution -- that is, the man at the switch, at the trapdoor lever, or manning one of the rifles.  

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