Capital punishment is one of those areas where I feel that the support for it has dropped because people have lost the moral courage to do what is right.
I can hear it now “Oh, you think it courageous to have armed guards escort a helpless man, and have him led to a room, strapped down, and murdered by the government?”
Yes I do. Just in the same way that I believe that it takes much more courage and toughness to punish a child, than it does to let them do whatever they want.
There are a few different reasons