Against Death Penalty Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., Anthony Jeselnik, Philip Kaufman, Harry A. Blackmun, Alphonse Karr, Jack Kemp and many others.
Capital punishment is against the best judgment of modern criminology and, above all, against the highest expression of love in the nature of God.
I can’t talk politics with my cousin because he’s such a hypocrite. He’s against the death penalty and he hanged himself.
Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers.
I have come to think that capital punishment should be abolished.
I am against the death penalty.
Our criminal justice system is fallible. We know it, even though we don’t like to admit it. It is fallible despite the best efforts of most within it to do justice. And this fallibility is, at the end of the day, the most compelling, persuasive, and winning argument against a death penalty.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life.
People who are well represented at trial do not get the death penalty.
Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty.
I have yet to see a death case among the dozen coming to the Supreme Court on eve-of-execution stay applications in which the defendant was well represented at trial… People who are well represented at trial do not get the death penalty.
When you poll snake person Christians, Christians born after 1980, it’s like 80% of them are against the death penalty. It’s not because they’ve thrown out their faith, but it’s because of their faith they can’t reconcile the death penalty with Jesus and their commitment to Jesus.
Government … can’t be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill.
Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty… mine’s putting in an express lane.
Personally I am very much against the death penalty for several reasons.
The campaign against the death penalty has been – while a powerful campaign, its participants have been those who attend all of the vigils, a relatively small number of people.
My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.
To top it off, for those of you who are interested in the economics, it costs more to pursue a capital case toward execution than it does to have full life imprisonment without parole.
I’m not in favor of the death penalty. But I’m in favor of locking these people away in maximum security units where they can never get out. They can never escape. They can never be paroled. Lock the bad ones away. But you gotta rethink everybody else.
Now I am dedicating that life to campaigning against the death penalty and raising awareness about human rights.
My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I’m killing somebody.
An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed in retaliation.