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Author:  don
E-mail:  not available
Date:  12/27/2005 5:11:00 PM
Subject:  death penalty
Message:  what is the halachic opinion on the death penalty being administered in the united states(with explanation if possible)?thank you
   
Reply:  A wonderful thing. All countries are required by God to maintain laws & regulations, punishments and general order. This has been the Law determined in the U.S. and that is fulfilling a basic requirement.

Now, can it be done without the death penalty? Maybe? Right now our society is not safe enough and morals are at an all time low. I would be more comfortable with swifter and severe punishment toward violent heinous crimes, and a little more breathing room on those parking tickets.
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