I agree with Thomas Jefferson, who once wrote that he would support the death penalty only when the infallibility of human judgment had been demonstrated.
Our current political system ensures not that the worst will get on top - though they often do - but that the best will never even apply.
I'm starting to like muggers more than congressmen. At least the muggers don't claim they're doing you a favor.
For all their talk about the virtues of democracy, many incumbent politicians really don't like it when voters have a voice-not if that voice is effective.
'We the People' established the Constitution. Did we really do so to somehow keep ourselves out of the decision making. Are we only wise when it comes to electing people capable of governing our affairs, but wholly without the intellect to decide issues for ourselves?