Oregon Gov bans executions as long as he is Governor.

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    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.
     
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    I don't see how a doctor could approve of the death penalty.

    Thanks for sharing the news.
     
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    Lots of Doctors find no problem with our legal system and the Death Penalty. Government has the right and the power to legally execute those that commit certain heinous crimes.
     
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    The problem for me comes I simply don't trust the legal system to get it right.

    I don't understand how people who can claim that the government doesn't do anything right can have such trust in the government that they'll allow them the power over life and death.
     
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    Our legal system is the best in the world. I again ask, what does one do with a killer that continues to kill in prison? Give him more life time awards and turn him loose to kill again and again? How about those that rape and kill children? Or that murder Police and correction guards?
     
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    We're releasing a cannibal that ate his four year old victim. Chew on that one for awhile.
     
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    He has a moral obligation to usurp powers that rightfully belong to the state legislature and the voters? How does THAT work?

    Seems to me that his moral obligation was not to accept the office and take the oath of office to uphold the laws of his state if he did not think he could uphold ALL of them in good conscience.
     
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    Doctors of all people should be able to understand the concept of letting some people die in order to save many others. Think of it as social triage.
     
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    Ewwww. I hope that was an unintended pun.
     
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    The death penalty is an archaic punishment going back to an eye for an eye retribution. The majority of the world has moved past it....time for us to do likewise
     
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