I totally agree with you, Susan, and will be sure to read the article you mentioned. The only point I was trying to make in my replies to Jordan is that a person’s concept of justice, no matter how antiquated or irrational some people might claim it is, can’t really be “debunked” since it is purely subjective. Those of us who oppose capital punishment can only hope to change people’s minds with persuasive arguments since we can’t exactly disprove their positions (though we obviously can disprove some of their arguments, as Jordan himself pointed out).

That said, my perspective on this issue is nearly identical to your own, although I do very much understand the people who come at this issue from the other side of it.

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