* No matter how you spin it, there is truth in the simple statement 'Feed a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.' If you give someone a handout, they will say thank you, and then 2 hours later they are back in the same boat. If you teach someone a skill or a trade, they have the ability to then provide for themselves, which is a gift that never stops giving.. There is only one glitch: It forces the person to make an effort. The 'make an effort' part is the part that liberals are trying to do away with and in the meantime they are destroying our self reliance and our freedom itself.
* The death penalty is most definitely a deterrent to future crimes. The only glitch here is that in order for it to be an effective deterrent you must use it consistently and absolutely for capital murder. If I know that I am most definitely going to fry in the electric chair, then I will probably think twice before I pull that trigger and take a life. We need to actually use it before we just dismiss it.