I have always found that mercy

bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

…Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States


[the death penalty is a reflection

of the animal instinct still in human beings”

…Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winner


i have reached the conviction

that the abolition of the death penalty is desirable. reasons: 1. irreparability in the event of an error in justice; 2. detrimental moral influences [on a society carrying out an execution].”

…Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winner


The satisfaction of retribution

that the death penalty supplies can never outweigh the danger of unfair or erroneous application as long as it exists.”

…New York Times


an eye for an eye

makes the whole world blind.”

…Mahatma Gandhi


what you do to those men,

you do to God.”

…Mother Teresa, To a California Death Row guard in 1987


capital punishment is

society’s final assertion that it will not forgive.”

…Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


people who were fully informed

as to the purposes of the death penalty and it’s liabilities would find the penalty shocking, unjust, and unacceptable.”

… Thurgood Marshall, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice


whenever any American Life

is taken by another unnecessarily – whether it is done in the name of the law or in defiance of the law… in an attack of violence or in response to violence – the whole nation is degraded.”

…Robert F. Kennedy


my brother was a man of love and

sentiment and compassion. he would not have wanted his death to be cause for the taking of another life.”

…Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy on Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination by Sirhan Sirhan


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Justices Ginsburg and Breyer
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Justices Ginsburg, Breyer Say It Is ‘Highly Likely’ The Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — Two Justices on the Supreme Court on Monday suggested that the death penalty itself may be unconstitutional, saying that it may violate the Eighth Amendment. Both Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined two other liberals on the court in the dissent that suggested that states would be able to burn prisoners […]

Roy Brown

Guest opinion: Montana should follow Nebraska in repeal of death penalty

This Opinion Editorial originally appeared in the Billings Gazette on June 4th, 2015 As one of the founders of the very first Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty group in Montana, I am thrilled to see that Nebraska has successfully ended the death penalty in favor of life without parole. It was no easy feat […]

Ron Paul

Ron Paul: Death Penalty: The Ultimate Corrupt, Big Government Program

CCATDP supporter, Dr. Ron Paul expressed in detail why he cannot support the death penalty program in a recent op-ed. When discussing the cost of capital punishment, he wrote, It is hard to find a more wasteful and inefficient government program than the death penalty. But Dr. Paul understands that its failures are not limited […]

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer


On June 29th, 1972 the Furman v. Georgia decision was issued. In that ruling, the United States Supreme Court found the death penalty to be applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner and all states were forced to abandon capital punishment.  Four years later, the decision was unfortunately reversed and America returned to the bloody […]

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