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I have to agree with the columnist. Dead is dead, and richly deserved in this case. The only reason for "humane" execution is so as not to sicken the witnesses, or encourage sadistic behavior. This guy resigned from the human race a long time ago. Punishment of death should be shaming and painful because to just put these folks down like elderly dogs is not respectful to the memory of their victims.
Philosophically, I agree with the opposition to government-paid chaplains in prisons. I am a Christian, but I believe in the separation of church and state. I also agree with the guard that there should be restrictions on group services. No problem with volunteer ministers who are not criiminal associates. I also think we should re-institiute the concept that convicted felons are civilly dead, and their right to sue is terminated upon conviction, except for appeal of conviction. After release from prison and supervision, they should recover some of their rights.
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The Baby Bust Generation

John1911 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 1:20 PM
Is this not a sign that Americans are giving up on the future? There is no one cause for the fertility decline, and it is pretty universal throughout the industrialized world. It goes along with the urbanization of the world, the decline of religion in the West, and rampant consumerism. Not saying there is a causal relationship among these things, just an observation.
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