First off, I’d like to say I’m kind of an expert in the death penalty. In high school, I submitted a bill to model congress to mandate that states who still have the death penalty, use the guillotine as the form of execution, citing costs and humaneness as reasons for the change. It passed, not only in the small group, but also by a full congress constituting students from around New England.
That being said, if a state still uses the death penalty, it should be death by guillotine. If you don’t have the stones to cut someones head off with a large, falling blade, you shouldn’t be killing people in the first place. Spare me this talk about how they don’t feel anything and its painless yada yada yada. The dude who was executed was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering an 11-month old baby. If he was actually guilty, I’m glad he suffered because he’s one fucked up individual. If he was innocent it doesn’t really matter too much how he was killed, simply that an innocent man was killed.
The guillotine doesn’t miss, it doesn’t make veins explode, it doesn’t hurt, it just gets the job done. Given that other countries won’t sell us the drugs we use to perform the death penalty its time we move back to the guillotine. Come on people, its the 21st century. Get with the program.