„I personally have always voted for the death penalty because I believe that people who go out prepared to take the lives of other people forfeit their own right to live. I believe that that death penalty should be used only very rarely, but I believe that no-one should go out certain that no matter how cruel, how vicious, how hideous their murder, they themselves will not suffer the death penalty.“

TV Interview for Channel 4 A plus 4 (15 October 1984) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=105764
Second term as Prime Minister

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política britânica 1925 - 2013

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„As I see it, the sole motivating factor behind the death penalty is vengeance, not justice, and I firmly believe that a government that forbids killing among its citizens should not be in the business of killing people itself.“

—  Larry Flynt American publisher 1942

Larry Flynt: Don't Execute The Man Who Paralyzed Me (Guest Column), 2013-11-21, 2013-10-17, The Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/larry-flynt-dont-execute-man-649158,

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„Given how many convicts awaiting capital punishment have been cleared because of DNA evidence, I no longer support the death penalty.“

—  Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951

Fonte: Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! (2008), Ch. 10 (p. 187)
Contexto: Given how many convicts awaiting capital punishment have been cleared because of DNA evidence, I no longer support the death penalty. Minnesota doesn't have this on the books, so I'm thankful that, as governor, I never had to face the decision of whether to execute someone on death row. Again, I simply don't believe that government has the inherent right to make those kinds of choices.

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„If one wants to abolish the death penalty in this case, Messrs. murderers should take the first step: they do not kill, we will not kill them.“

—  Alphonse Karr French critic, journalist, and novelist 1808 - 1890

Si l'on veut abolir la peine de mort en ce cas, que MM. les assassins commencent: qu'ils ne tuent pas, on ne les tuera pas.
http://books.google.com/books?id=5RAoAQAAIAAJ&q=%22Si+l'on+veut+abolir+la+peine+de+mort+en+ce+cas+que%22+%22MM+les+assassins+commencent+qu'ils+ne+tuent+pas+on+ne+les+tuera+pas%22&pg=PA304#v=onepage
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„I don't like the death penalty, although if there is one case where there should be an execution, the fairest case would be for Saddam. But I would never wish for that.“

—  Mohammad Khatami Iranian prominent reformist politician, scholar and shiite faqih. 1943

press After a cabinet meeting in Tehran http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/iranian-president-mohammad-khatami-speaks-to-the-press-news-photo/2816904 (18 December 2003)
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„Death is the penalty of sin.“

—  Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430

348/A:2
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Original: (la) Mors est poena peccati.

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„How come life in prison doesn't mean life? Until it does, we're not ready to do away with the death penalty. Stop thinking in terms of "punishment" for a minute and think in terms of safeguarding innocent people from incorrigible murderers.“

—  Jesse Ventura American politician and former professional wrestler 1951

I Ain't Got Time To Bleed (1999)
Contexto: How come life in prison doesn't mean life? Until it does, we're not ready to do away with the death penalty. Stop thinking in terms of "punishment" for a minute and think in terms of safeguarding innocent people from incorrigible murderers. Americans have a right to go about their lives without worrying about these people being back out on the street. So until we can make sure they're off the street permanently, we have to grit our teeth and put up with the death penalty. So we need to work toward making a life sentence meaningful again. If life meant life, I could, if you'll excuse the pun, live without the death penalty.
We don't have it here in Minnesota, thank God, and I won't advocate to get it. But I will advocate to make life in prison mean life. I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties. There's always the inevitable question of whether someone you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent.

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„I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.“

—  Jack Kevorkian American pathologist, euthanasia activist 1928 - 2011

Quoted in "Years of Minutes"‎ - Page 332 - by Andy Rooney - 2004
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