Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Simon Tolkien on the death penalty

Simon Tolkien is J. R. R.'s grandson. He might have used a quote from his grandfather, which I have always thought relevant to the question of the death penalty:

"Many who live deserve death, and many who die deserve life, can you give it to them? Then be not to quick to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for you own safety, not even the wise see all ends." -J.R.R Tolkien

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