Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another reason to be ashamed of the Barr candidacy...

... is that he believes in the right of the State to kill prisoners, as long as the State is careful about it.

According to the AP, Bob Barr wrote recently to the Clemency Board in Georgia on behalf of convicted killer Troy Davis:

Barr wrote the board Wednesday saying he is "a strong believer in the death penalty as an appropriate and just punishment" but said the proper level of fairness and accuracy required for the ultimate punishment has not been met in Davis' case.

Maybe part of this non-Libertarian belief in the State's right to execute prisoners is part of the reason that Bob Barr is polling at 2% in North Carolina, whereas Dr Michael Munger--a death penalty opponent--is garnering 6%.

Food for thought, eh?

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