Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Victor Hugo and the death penalty

"Que dit la loi ? « Tu ne tueras pas ». Comment le dit-elle ? En tuant !"
"You hold capital punishment up as an example. Why? Because of what it teaches. And just what is it that you wish to teach by means of this example? That thou shalt not kill. And how do you teach that "thou shalt not kill"? By killing."
Victor Hugo