By most accounts, if we are to assume an eye for an eye as just, he would have to die a million times over, because that would bear the truth of the mathematical compensation that such Old Testament logic pronounces as just.
People of all political stripes asked the same questions.
Whatever their crime, whether they are guilty or innocent, their lives are claimed by a system of justice that values retribution over rehabilitation. To date, countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice, demonstrating that the desire to end capital punishment is shared by cultures and societies in almost every region in the world.
Top Deterrence Capital punishment is often justified with the argument that by executing convicted murderers, we will deter would-be murderers from killing people.
Perry had been proved wrong, at least for now. Today, two-thirds of countries in the world have either abolished the death penalty outright, or no longer use it in practice.
More than 14, people have been legally executed since colonial times, most of them in the early 20th Century.