Ore. governor bans death penalty for rest of term - Yahoo! News I support the Death penalty and feel it is appropriate and I understand the frustration of the voters in Oregon that agree with it. However, I ALSO understand the obvious feelings of this Governor. He has a moral obligation to himself and his State to do what he thinks is right. And I believe him when he says he is doing just that. He is a politician and accepts that his beliefs may effect his electability but he acted on them anyway. His beliefs may be different then mine but I respect him for stating them and for acting on them.