Today The Christian Science Monitor calls for an end of the Death Penalty in Kansas.
If the bill passes, Kansas will become the third state in three years to eliminate capital punishment – another encouraging milestone on the way to ending this practice in America.
The final words of the commentary sum up what everyone needs to know and understand;
A government’s job is to preserve life, not compound a terrible wrong by taking another life. A death sentence cuts off the opportunity for redemption and leans on an outdated concept of justice based on revenge.
The practical concerns spurring the anti-death-penalty trend are important, but circumstances can change. The moral imperative does not.