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" After Chernobyl, thousands and thousands of people, if not millions, were given a death penalty and had to pay the price, our father among them. "
" Any effort to make the death penalty speedier and less costly - more 'efficient' - will inevitably make it less just. "
" Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious - and therefore immoral - I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. "
" Do I favor the death penalty? Theoretically, I do, but when you realize that there's a 4 percent error rate, you end up putting guilty people to death. "
" Evolving societal values indicate that the death penalty should be abolished in its entirety. "
" First of all, it does not deter crime, the death penalty. "
" For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. "
" Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty. "
" I am against the death penalty. "
" I am not a proponent of the death penalty, but I will enforce the law as this Congress gives it to us. "
" I believe in the death penalty. "
" I believe that the death penalty is an effective penalty. "
" I believe Timothy McVeigh getting the death penalty for his heinous act of killing over a hundred in Oklahoma City, that could very well deter others that might want to enter into that similar conduct. "
" I don't believe in the death penalty, but I understand personal vengeance. "
" I don't want to put one innocent person to death to put 99 that are guilty to death. So philosophically I'm a tooth-for-tooth guy, but the reality is the death penalty as public policy is flawed. "
" If, through death penalty, we can create fears, though it's against my will, we have to do it. "
" I have a moral position against the death penalty. But I took an oath of office to uphold it. Following an oath of office is also a moral obligation. "
" I'm actually really opposed to the death penalty. "
" I support the death penalty. But I also think there has to be no margin for error. "
" I think in some instances that the death penalty is required. "
" It is easy not to support the death penalty when there is doubt about the culpability of the person sitting in the chair; it is harder to sustain such principles when the crime of the accused is morally indefensible. "
" It's absolutely clear that whatever cruel and unusual punishments may - may mean with regard to future things, such as death by injection or the electric chair, it's clear that - that the death penalty, in and of itself, is not considered cruel and unusual punishment. "
" I was personally opposed to the death penalty, and yet I think I have probably asked for the death penalty more than most people in the United States. "
" I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate. "
" McVeigh's lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done. "
" More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. "
" Most states in the union where the death penalty is theoretically on the books don't have executions. "
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
" My faith teaches that life is sacred. That's why I personally oppose the death penalty. But I take my oath of office seriously, and I'll enforce the death penalty... because it's the law. "
" No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another. "
" Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty... mine's putting in an express lane. "
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