Wednesday, August 07, 2019

A Voice from the Past

"To prevent the abolition of the death penalty, to seek to demonstrate its goodness, is to defend it...
From the moment I could feel, I have been horrified by this penalty. From the moment I could judge, I judged it to be completely immoral. I will never be known for my utilitarian solutions, but if there is one thing I know about utility, it is the complete uselessness of capital punishment."
José Martí, November 1871