Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious - and therefore immoral - I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
I'm going to sleep well tonight knowing that I made the right decision.
While I have served in public office for 30 years, my professional training is as a pharmacist, not a lawyer or an accountant.
I don't know that we do. I had thought ours worked well, but I had never examined it too closely. A lot of media people will be looking for a case that might make Texas Governor George Bush think twice about what he's doing.
I support the death penalty. But I also think there has to be no margin for error.