Sunday, June 01, 2008

Dumb Enough to Die!?!

A disturbing post on the Alternet blog notes that executions of the mentally challenged / retarded have resumed in the United States. A man who apparently had an IQ of only 65 was recently killed in Virginia.

I oppose capital punishment in all cases, but to my way of thinking, the execution of the retarded is especially heinous. It violates every canon of mercy in our culture, and degrades the value of human life overall.

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