Not exactly. A lot of people who oppose crushing the skulls of American infants (or, in Liberal, "allowing a woman to practice the right to choose") for religious reasons are also against the death penalty. And not just for the reason you mentioned ("thou shall not kill"). By executing a prisoner who has not confessed to his crimes and repented, you are sending him straight to Hell. For real. Because he has not found god (as cheesy as those "but i found god" 11th hour bull **** excuses are of course). In addition, there's the whole hate the sin not the sinner, loving and forgiving, etc.
Originally Posted by DenButsu
Finally, Obama's answer was nuanced, yes. But it was an incredibly bad answer. If you (you generally, not a specific person but I suppose in this case Obama) support partial birth abortion, fine. I personally don't understand how you can support it, but whatever. That's your opinion. But maybe tone it down a bit? Don't run around voting to kill babies who survive botched abortions. Don't say banning partial birth abortion is unconstitutional (which it isn't; citing the 1st and 14th amendment as justification for brain mushing should be unconstitutional). Basically, most Americans hate partial birth abortion. While many eat up the whole rape, incest, inconvenience, lack of money excuses (and yes some are valid) as justification for abortion, people get squeamish when they hear how a partial birth abortion is performed. So my advice to Obama: stay away from abortion. In fact, from now on follow the rest of your party and stay away from God and moral issues. Go back to *****ing about Iraq and being wrong on the surge. At least people respect you for it.
"Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"
RIP Jesse Helms