Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Death Penalty Unconstitutional?
I understand if you argue that a particular method is unconstitutional, or the application of it for some crimes may be.
But completely unconstitutional?
I’d like to refer the editors of the Times to the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution- “No persona shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”, as well as the 14th Amendment- “nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”.
It seems pretty clear the government can deprive you of your life, as long as due process is followed.
This argument obviously suffers from a lot of holes.
The NYT would prefer tag. Or Hide and Seek. Or spin the bottle. Me too.
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