I see that the apologists who think they represent all of us are at it again. They want legislators to repeal the state’s death penalty.
My reaction is simple. When the murderers decide to end the death penalty they inflict on their victims, then, and only then, will I retreat on my support of the death penalty.
After all, a quiet, lethal injection is infinitely more merciful than the horrendous pain these anomalies to the human race inflected upon their victims.
EARL R. EDWARDS, OSKALOOSA
(source: Letter to the Editor, Topeka Capital Journal)