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Mon Jun 8, 2015, 05:52 PM

"Why I Oppose the Death Penalty," by Martin O'Malley (Washington Post: February 21, 2007)

"Why I Oppose the Death Penalty," by Martin O'Malley (Washington Post: February 21, 2007)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/20/AR2007022001292.html

He states many arguments against the death penalty and concludes his opinion piece with this paragraph:

Human dignity is the concept that leads brave individuals to sacrifice their lives for the lives of strangers. Human dignity is the universal truth that is the basis of ethics. Human dignity is the fundamental belief on which the laws of this state and this republic are founded. And absent a deterrent value, the damage done to the concept of human dignity by our conscious communal use of the death penalty is greater than the benefit of even a justly drawn retribution.


"Human dignity" is the recurrent thread woven through all of Martin O'Malley's speeches and actions.

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Response to Koinos (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 05:58 PM

1. K&R. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Mon Jun 8, 2015, 07:51 PM

2. This is an issue that is REALLY important to me.

knowing he was SO FAR out in front of this so many years ago is really important.

History and background on these issues are important.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 8, 2015, 09:47 PM

3. Yep, he hasn't invented "new" positions.

He has held these principles and acted in accordance with them for many years.

There are factual accomplishments to back up every stand he takes. It is a remarkable resume.

Now he and we have got to get it out there, where people can see it.

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