Tuesday, October 10, 2006
When you check out Amnesty International's World Day Against the Death Penalty page, you'll see actions listed for five countries - China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and us. Now, when talking about any subject regarding human rights, I'm not sure that is the exclusive list that we should want to be a part of.
Of course, a lot of people, my favorite Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia included, will say that other countries don't get to write America's laws. People will say that we should be leading internationally, not following a worldwide opinion poll. But I wonder how legitimate our calls for respect for human rights around the world sound to people in England or Germany where they consider the use of the death penalty a human rights violation.
And be sure to catch Bud Welch speaking in Tennessee this week. His schedule in the post below.