In her letter to the editor on Jan. 18 in The Advocate-Messenger, Jen Thompson informs us the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not support lethal injection as a means of execution. I can not help but wonder if she realizes what the motive for the Kentucky inmates who filed this lawsuit are.
I don't know of any inmates who support the death penalty. Nor do I know of many inmates who acknowledge guilt for their crimes. One of our greatest problems in this country is those who have achieved the divine right of "higher education" (educated beyond their knowledge) decide what we can and cannot do. While I don't personally like the idea that a person can be put to death by the government, I do recognize the fact the some people are just plain evil, and that's the only viable option for dealing with them.