Victory For The Death Penalty

by Jonah Goldberg

Thank goodness the jury gave John Allen Muhammed the death penalty. Why else have a death penalty than for a guy who planned-out numerous executions from a great distance (a morally relevant point, if you ask me. After all killing from a distance was one of the reasons the Vatican outlawed the crossbow, but that’s a topic for another day) and now shows absolutely no remorse. Death penalty opponents often cherry pick the cases to be outraged about, taking advantage of low public awareness of the details. Well, here’s a case where we know the guy’s guilty, where we know he deserves it — if anyone does — and the public is very informed about the facts of the case. Let’s have the opponents denounce this execution with the same passion they reserve for cases where the public is less up-to-speed on the details.

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