They choose the murders of 6.3 million additional innocents over the execution of 1300 murderers (1973-2012).
Think about that horror and the mind set behind it.
Murder Victims' Families for Death Penalty Repeal: More Hurt For Victims:
95% of murder victim's families support death penalty
"Opponents in capital punishment have blood on their hands", Dennis Prager, 11/29/05,
"A Death Penalty Red Herring: The Inanity and Hypocrisy of Perfection", Lester Jackson Ph.D.,http://homicidesurvivors.com/2009/11/03/a-death-penalty-red-herring-the-inanity-and-hypocrisy-of-perfection.aspx
MORAL FOUNDATIONS: DEATH PENALTY
Pope Pius XII; "When it is a question of the execution of a man condemned to death it is then reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned of the benefit of life, in expiation of his fault, when already, by his fault, he has dispossessed himself of the right to live." 9/14/52.
Immanuel Kant: "If an offender has committed murder, he must die. In this case, no possible substitute can satisfy justice. For there is no parallel between death and even the most miserable life, so that there is no equality of crime and retribution unless the perpetrator is judicially put to death.". "A society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral."
John Locke: "A criminal who, having renounced reason... hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or tyger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor security." And upon this is grounded the great law of Nature, "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Second Treatise of Civil Government.
3200 additional pro death penalty quotes
"Killing Equals Killing: The Amoral Confusion of Death Penalty Opponents"
"The Death Penalty: Neither Hatred nor Revenge"
"Moral/ethical Death Penalty Support: Christian and secular Scholars"
"The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation"
2) "Maryland House advances repeal of death penalty after defeating several exceptions", John Wagner, Washington Post, March 13.2013