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On the Death Penalty

According to the Washington Post the General Assembly is set to again debate the abolition of the death penalty in Maryland.

Though a lukewarm supporter of the death penalty I sincerely hopes the General Assembly finds, collectively, the huevos necessary to remove the death penalty from the books.

The death penalty as administered in Maryland in little short of farcical. Since earlier this summer we’ve been entertained by the spectacle of our governor refusing to sign the regulations necessary to carry out the death penalty. In fact, our death penalty is nothing more than a regime of state assisted suicide.

Few things contribute more to a disrespect for the law than laws not enforced and punishments not imposed. For that reason alone, without a lengthy discourse into its merits and flaws, the death penalty in Maryland should be abolished.

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