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A bit hypocritical

I’m normally not one to pick on conservatives who are pro-death penalty and anti-abortion. There’s enough wiggle room if you condition your position on innocence for me to find better things to do. This statement from Bush, however, doesn’t seem to have that nuance:

“You believe as I do that every human life has value, that the strong have a duty to protect the weak and that the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence apply to everyone, not just to those considered healthy or wanted or convenient,” Bush told the anti-abortion marchers.

I don’t see how that doesn’t apply to people on death row.

Categories: Bush, Social issues
  1. Rocky Smith
    January 26, 2006 at 6:32 am

    You can’t see the difference between a convicted killer and an innocent child? I’d much rather hear your explanation of being pro-choice and anti-death penalty. Killing babies is okay, but don’t execute murderers?

  2. January 26, 2006 at 11:16 am

    Didn’t I say that if you base your position on innocence, you’re not really being inconsistent? Besides, don’t you see my point about Bush’s statement? He said all human life has value, even unwanted lives, which would seem to include convicted criminals.

    As for me, I’m not against the death penalty because I don’t think murderers deserve to die. I’m fairly ambivalent about that. I’m against it because it’s expensive and risky. I would rather err on the safe side and not accidentally execute an innocent person.

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