So as you all know, Obama has been banned from this website. Therefore we can talk without his interruption. It seems he is having some problems deciding his position on the death penalty. When he was on the Marc Maron podcast he said that their are a lot of armchair quarterbacks out there who wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure of the white house. Well listen Buttercup, let me help you with this death penalty position.
The death penalty should be abolished in the United States for only one reason: we suck at our ability to determine whether a person is guilty or not at trial in America. There are not one or two people who have been scheduled to receive the death penalty that have later been found to be innocent. We don’t even want to think about how many people we have killed who were innocent of the crimes for which they were found guilty after trial. We don’t have to have an argument whether the death penalty is a deterrent to crime, or whether blacks are killed by the government at a greater rate than whites, or any of the other 50 reasons the death penalty is something to be debated BEFORE you can have those debates you have to determine whether criminal trials are an appropriate method to determine guilt or innocence in death penalty cases. And we already know the answer to those questions.
So, Mr. Obama, you don’t have to have a big debate in your mind about the death penalty. Your welcome.
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