Sunday, August 31, 2003
Here's a thought: Proponents of the death penalty often cite, other than justice, of course, the financial cost to society of housing and feeding a capital criminal for the rest of his or her life. How is it, then, that they are often willing to support "three strikes and you're out" laws, which involve similar long-term expense for what can be only a string of minor non-violent offenses? Would it therefore be justifiable to execute a man convicted of stealing his third carton of milk, since it would cost too much for his food and housing?
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Well, they're at it again. Now they want international cooperation to control the chaos in Iraq-- but only if all the other countries fortunate enough to get in will allow the U.S. to control the entire process. Isn't that like asking someone to come over for a turkey dinner and then asking them to bring the turkey?