Listen to the People

President Bush's decision to declare dead the Kyoto Climate Change Protocol produced at least one unintended result: the environment trumped the death penalty as Exhibit A in the European indictment of American values and policies. Alas, the publicity surrounding this week's planned execution of Timothy McVeigh — including the fact that upward of 75% of Americans want to see him put to death — is likely to return capital punishment to the top of Europe's complaint. In American support for the death penalty, some Europeans see compelling evidence that our societies are growing apart. There is just one problem with this...

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