No matter how the death penalty is debated, the dialog I often end up in boils down to something like this…
OK Peter, I understand what you’re saying but what if it was your kid that was raped and murdered? How would you feel? What would you want to do?
I might go insane with anger. Though I feel uncomfortable saying this, I have to admit I may feel like killing the perpetrator while inflicting a painful revenge.
We should adopt laws expressing insanity and rage with the intention of vengeance?