There is considerable discussion on both sides of the proposition on the financial cost of the death penalty. Mr. Wagstaffe states, "We shouldn't be deciding it (the death penalty) on the money, we should decide whether its right or wrong. ..."
He is correct. Rightness or wrongness is a moral issue, and falls in the domain of organized religion, especially those with the evangelical "pro-life" agenda. This pro-life spectrum spans from birth to "natural death." Executing an individual can hardly be considered "natural death." Yet leaders of organized religion have been relatively docile in opposing the death penalty in California.
I urge those who believe in the sanctity of life to vote Yes on Proposition 34.
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