I mean no disrespect or criticism of anyone, I just really find I can’t get where anti-death penalty folks are coming from. It’s impossible for me to even imagine feeling the way you guys do, where you’d pass up death in favor of inflicting years of isolation and torment.
Death’s a dear friend in time of need, a blessing to the suffering, and the eventual destination of us all, I hope. I have seen death welcomed by the dying more than once and I hope to welcome it in my own time, preferably after a joyous and well spent life.
Fix the prisons and I’ll probably feel differently, I admit. But our prisons are houses of torture and unconscionably cruel. I couldn’t do that to anyone, no more than I could pull out their fingernails. It’s just too purely evil - which death simply is not.