Speak Out: Resuming death penalty

The Justice Department said Thursday that it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003.

Five inmates who have been sentenced to death are scheduled to be executed starting in December.

• More for Dems to whine about. — Micki Dash Leventry

• It’s about time. — Jack Jordan

• Execute who you have to, free all the pot offenders, and cut way back on the prison industrial complex. Hell, treat the addiction, and legalize all drugs. It works elsewhere, and is proven. — Chris Topher

• Yea and while we are at it, lower the age of consent and legalize bank robbery and murder. — Robert Blockston

•Your response is called a “false equivalence fallacy,” a logical fallacy in which two completely different arguments appear to be logically equivalent when in fact they are not. Hyperbole much? — Jim Coleman

• Please excuse me, But where in the U.S. Constitution is this power granted by the states to the federal government? That moment when you realize people saying “We are a nation of laws” is complete BS! — Chris Rowe

•It’s not, States fall under the federal government. Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution is commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause. It establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions. — Jeff Grzeszczak

• Actions have consequences..Maybe they will think before they hurt our children and elderly. — Faye Wing

• Good. People should fear the punishment of their extreme crimes. Plus I think we should make criminals eligible for the death penalty if they are serving more than a life sentence. — Merv Sparks

• I have zero issues with this. Not a problem at all. — Randy Roberts

• The death penalty should’ve never went away! — Joe Stagliano

• Just as long as everyone realizes that along the line, we will be executing someone who is completely innocent. — William Mazzariello

• Good riddance. There will always be collateral damage. It’s just how it is. Live with it and move on. — Bill Gonzalez

• Aren’t Republicans the “party of life?” Oh wait, that only applies before you are born. — Michele Lapinski

• Democrats want to kill babies yet save the murderers? —Bob Hice

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