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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