I never offered an opinion on the death penalty. I simply stated that the reasoning behind "why should it be our responsibility to support them" or "why should I, the taxpayer, pay for someone to sit around, get 3 meals a day, and watch cable TV", as it was put in another post above, was incorrect.
I am of a mixed opinion on the death penalty:
If you can prove beyond ANY doubt (not just beyond a reasonable doubt as currently required by the legal system) that they committed a murder, then I would be fine with the death penalty. I don't believe that the "beyond any doubt", as a legal standard, can currently be met by the current legal system.