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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Mark Warner, Virginia's Democratic Governor And Potential Presidential Candidate....

Is endeavoring to prove the innocence or guilt of man, Roger Keith Coleman, that was executed in 1992 for the murder of rape victim using updated DNA testing techniques. Apparently, the techniques used more than a decade ago were subject to interpretation that may have given a false positive to Coleman.

This kind of situation, that I have reported on before, here, shows the fallibility of a system where people may be wrongfully convicted and executed for crimes that they did not commit. And, in my humble opinion, people should not be executed if the system proves to be subject to error. And I think that Americans are starting to see this issue the way that I do.
A Gallup poll in October found that 64 percent of Americans support the death penalty. That is the lowest level in 27 years, down from a high of 80 percent in 1994.
I think that Mark Warner has found a subject where we can make some progress in eliminating this disgraceful behavior and he will benefit as well in his Presidential ambitions.


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