An editorial “My Turn” column by Bob Quick ran in Sunday’s The Arizona Republic. Bob argued:
As we begin Arizona’s second century, it is time for a candid dialogue on the future of capital punishment. We need to evaluate its fair and equitable administration, deterrence, cost effectiveness, and its morality.
Is the death penalty a core Arizona value to carry forward into our second century?
My fellow Arizonans, our nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage challenges us to stand up and be counted. It is not our destiny to be spiritual couch potatoes. It is our obligation to be in solidarity with the poor, the broken, the disenfranchised, the imprisoned and the condemned.
The Arizona death penalty must be discarded as was slavery, indentured servitude, child labor and opposition to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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