A recent letter to the editor in the Arizona Daily Star raises the question of what capital punishment really is:
It’s called capital punishment, and it meets all of the criteria for first-degree murder: “intentionally causing the death of another human being with special intent to kill, premeditation and deliberation,” except that it is, sadly, not unlawful. How can we call ourselves a “civilized” nation? I once had a bumper sticker that said it all: Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?
You can read the letter to the editor by following this link.