Amidst all of the talk of our nation’s violent political rhetoric, here’s a ray of light: the Illinois senate voted yesterday to abolish the death penalty in our state! In other words, they took a stand against “state-sponsored” violence.
The bill now goes to Governor Pat Quinn, who has not indicated yet whether or not he intends to sign. Illinois residents: contact Governor Quinn now and let him know you want Illinois to be the 16th state to strike down the death penalty!
Wanted to comment, however belatedly, that I am truly thrilled to see that Illinois is about to join the civilized world. I only wish my supposedly uber-liberal state would do the same.
One day the United States may become a civilized nation, and if it has to happen one state at a time, then that is what we will work toward.