"We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons." (Daniels) This quote, from The Newsroom's character "Will McAvoy", describes a gentler era in the history of the United States. It harkens back to a time when "men acted like men" and morals were the justification for wars, not a need for power.
The death penalty is the highest punishment our society can conceive of. The ending of a single person's life is not something the United States takes lightly. Once it has been completed, there are no second chances. So the question at hand is this: Is the death penalty an acceptable form of punishment?
Cherish what you have when you have it; remember what you’ve lost when it’s gone. Be brave, and never let a moment pass by when something unsaid may need to be said. Carry forth with grace and dignity and keep in light an assurance that you are doing what is in your heart.
Never tarry from the steps that your heart lays out for you; if you get lost, take a moment and remember who you are, and where you’ve come from. If your history is murky, take up a pen and write a new beginning for yourself.
You should be thankful that you have the chance to pen your own destiny and walk forward in a path that you choose. Never take a moment for granted with your loved ones, for life is but a fleeting moment in the halls of giants.