A New Era

A recent op-ed in The Washington Post written by nationally syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. praises Connecticut for moving in a progressive direction by abolishing the death penalty.

Dionne points out how much of a shift there has been in both attitudes about and political focus on the death penalty since the 80’s and 90’s.  It is no longer a hot-button issue in elections and a Gallup survey taken last fall revealed that support for the death penalty was at 61 percent, down from its peak of 80 percent in 1994. He attributes this drop to the decline in crime rates, the concern over executing innocent people, and the increase in Libertarians and “pro-lifers” who are opposed to capital punishment.

However, he goes on to argue that although the climate has changed, it still requires courage for a politician to put an end to the death penalty. When Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed the repeal bill into law two weeks ago, a poll found that 62 percent of voters in his state still favored executions and 51 percent disapproved of the legislature passing repeal. At the same time though, when the question was framed in a different way and voters were given the option of what punishment they prefer for people convicted of murder, either the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole, only 46 percent favored the death penalty.

As more of the public comes to understand that the death penalty does not act as a deterrent and that there are alternatives that can still provide for public safety, hopefully other states will follow suit and vote to repeal.

Photo by: dingatx

Fairly, there are numerous aspects you would like to think about medications. All discount medicaments save money, but few online drugstores offer better deals than other online drugstores. There isn’t anything you can’t order online anymore. Remedies like Deltasone ordinarily is used to treat diseases such as eye problems. Glucocorticoids naturally occurring steroids, which are easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. There are varied drugs for every conditions. Cialis is a remedy prescribed to treat many illnesses. What do you already know about long term side effects of cialis? What consumers talk about how long does it take for cialis to take effect? A general sexual claim among men is the erectile dysfunction. Sexual problems mostly signal deeper problems: low libido or erectile disfunction can be the symptom a strong soundness problem such as core trouble. Albeit the erectile malfunction itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, erectile disfunction is sometimes one of the early warning symptoms of other underlying health conditions that can be very dangerous. Unfortunately nearly all over-the-counter medicines have sometimes dangerous aftereffects, from muscle aches to death. If you buy any erectile dysfunction medicaments like Cialis, check with a physician that they are sure to take with your other drugs. Do not take unwanted medications. Take Cialis to your local chemist’s shop which will dispose of them for you.

Leave a Reply