Moratorium 2000
March 5, 2001 9:00 AM   Subscribe

Moratorium 2000 is a campaign to obtain an immediate cessation of the death penalty. They have a petition which has garnered 3.2 million votes (via res publica, MeFi's own Avogadro). Why not sign?
posted by Sean Meade (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
both Avogadro and veruca have posted this link in threads before, but i think it deserves front page attention. kudos to them.
posted by Sean Meade at 9:01 AM on March 5, 2001

Why not? Because I'm for the death penalty. Some people (and I use the term loosely) don't deserve to live; in prison or not.
posted by CRS at 9:38 AM on March 5, 2001

Possibly, CRS, but the catch is figuring out who those people are. The price of error is too great for me.
posted by Yogurt at 9:55 AM on March 5, 2001

Because I'm not convinced that on-line petitions are effective in any way. I'd rather write to one of my representatives in government.
posted by muta at 10:27 AM on March 5, 2001

But isn't this a great way to find out if they're effective or not? I mean, if you believe in stopping the death penalty, how does supporting this effort hurt?
posted by cCranium at 10:37 AM on March 5, 2001

Geee... no death penalty.. I guess I could go out and rape and kill all I want.. if I get caught.. well, at least I'll live. Nice.
posted by tiaka at 11:21 AM on March 5, 2001

Tiaka, if the threat of death is the only that's stopping you from going out and raping and killing all you want, then perhaps you might want to investigate psychiatric assistance.

It's not? Well, what makes you think it is for other people then?
posted by cCranium at 11:24 AM on March 5, 2001

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