So I may resort to quoting the Holy Bible, then, if I "have no idea what the United States Constitution is all about. None. Zero."
(I wonder what I got when I learnt about the US constitution and wrote my highschool graduation about it - seemed like an idea to me.)
"You shall not kill."
That's why murderers are criminals
and deserve to be punished severely. If anyone kills anyone on purpose, he's a murderer. Why resort to doing the same wrong thing they did to punish them?
But I guess any argument against your beloved death penalty is wasted in this thread.
IHadAPheo: "As to the "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness", then why send criminals to jail since we are taking away their liberty and since for the most part jail is no fun are we not taking away their pursuit of happiness?"
You've got a point, no question. My stance is that taking someone's life is worse than taking someone's liberty, and having my
personal freedom taken away from me
would be the worst punishment. Plus, there is no commandment along the lines of "you shall not imprison your next" - and the ten Commandments are an important basis of modern-day legislation.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.