Anderson4 Wrote:
Jul 22, 2012 9:51 AM
Whenever an incident like this happens, liberals immediately grab hold of the debate by making it one about gun control. While this needs to be opposed, of course, conservatives should also make an effort to change the debate, to "limiting the power of federal judges to delay or deny the death penalty for convicted murderers." This puts the liberals on the defensive, trying to defend 20+ years delays in carrying out a sentence of execution for a heinous murderer. Conservatives should demand a timetable of no more than 5 years after initial conviction, with all such appeals moving toe the head of the docket, and that federal judges only be permitted to judge the fairness of the trial, not the method of execution set by the states.