To the Editor,
One of the first things all human beings experience is death. Most try to avoid death, unless the person is very old and finds that living is no longer a desirable experience.
In the United States, if a person kills or attempts to kill another person it is considered to be a very serious crime and the person is given a long prison sentence or is sentenced to death.
The death penalty tells people in our country that sometimes it is okay to kill another person.
If we wish to tell our people that it is never appropriate to kill another human being, we should eliminate the death penalty. Most other advanced nations do not have the death penalty.