PS: as mentioned before, I am opposed to the death penalty on the grounds that I don't like the State having that power and the fact that they get it wrong 1,000s of times a year (yikes!) so I would propose turning the inmates into slaves and making them do something productive and economical while serving their time. the fact that we have them just sitting there is one reason our GDP is over 70% dept. americans need to wake the f#$k up and start looking at the economic consequences of their elected politcians' decisions. the majority of americans vote strictly on the basis of party aligment, interest groups, charisma of politicians, emotions and (often misplaced) ethics. I find it extremely childish and irresponsible how many people vote without having any grasp of economics or practical results.