Bill to Ban New Mexico Death Penalty Inches Forward

The bill to ban the death penalty in New Mexico passed another hurdle yesterday. It was approved by the Senate Rules Committee. It now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee where prospects are said to look good.

In February, the bill passed the New Mexico House.

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  • If that's what the good people in NM desire, the more power to them. This is an issue up to each individual state to decide.

    Re: Bill to Ban New Mexico Death Penalty Inches Fo (none / 0) (#2)
    by Dadler on Tue Mar 08, 2005 at 01:15:51 PM EST
    keep inching, n.m., until you get there. and i must disagree: something as serious as the state sanctioning the killing of someone SHOULD NOT be up to the individual states.

    I'm impressed New Mexico.

    Boquisucio you don't really want to carry that suport of states right to it's historical and logical conclusion do you? man when they gave you the playbook you don't deviate do you. here's a hi5 and a head-pat, good job.

    No Name @04:27 pm You don't know me that well to make that glossed over generalization.

    Re: Bill to Ban New Mexico Death Penalty Inches Fo (none / 0) (#6)
    by Johnny on Tue Mar 08, 2005 at 05:41:14 PM EST
    Wait a minute, if they abolish the death penalty, won't that pi$$ of God for violating his eye for an eye rule? And what will deter these people from killing rampantly? New Mexico will become the new Rwanda! All good upstanding citizens better move to a state where the death penalty is alove and well. If it works so well as a deterrent, why is it even being used?

    Johnny, It may p*ss off Hammurabi, but not God.

    Re: Bill to Ban New Mexico Death Penalty Inches Fo (none / 0) (#8)
    by Johnny on Tue Mar 08, 2005 at 06:56:22 PM EST
    Come, come Boquisucio, we must not forget good ol' Exodus 21:23-25 "And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe."

    Ah yes, I didn't take you for a man of the cloth. The Bronze Age Yhaweh speaking. Not the New Testament Sermon in the Mound Deity. Judeo-Christianism certainly has changed, hasn't it.