Happy Halloween, and just in time for Halloween I’m discussing Prop 34, the ban-the-death-penalty law. No, I didn’t deliberately time it that way. Yes, I’m still writing about politics on a kids’ holiday. You don’t have to read it on Halloween, you know. You can blow it off till Election Day, as are most of the procrastinators in California; then scramble to figure out what you think… then conclude you don’t know anything, and just vote “no” on everything, or leave ’em blank.
On this one, most people already kinda know where they stand. Either they hate the death penalty, and hate that any civilized society should have to execute anybody; or they’re disturbed by the number of people who get sentenced to death, only to later be found not guilty by reason of DNA evidence; or they hate how so many ghouls rejoice at every execution, as if the only way to sate the Dark Unholy Beast of
Vengeance Justice is to sacrifice more deserving criminals to it. I’m not a fan of that last thing myself.