For a moment last week Texas was actually going to hold a hearing on whether the death penalty was being carried out in an unbiased and constitutional way. Of course the state couldn’t have that, and the proceedings were halted.
So I decided to go out on the street and ask one million average Americans why they support the death penalty. Here are the eleven most common answers.
Lee Camp is a stand-up comic. …Sometimes people make him write things too. He’s a contributor to The Onion and has performed stand-up comedy at events featuring Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore. You can watch his stand-up HERE. He was recently on Showtime’s series “The Green Room with Paul Provenza” along with Roseanne and Bob Saget – watch that HERE. He was called one of the best New Faces at the Montreal Comedy Festival; he ran for president on Comedy Central’s “Fresh Debate ’08”; and he’s done comedic commentary on PBS, E! network, SpikeTV, MTV, and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He’s featured in the new bestseller “Satiristas!” with the likes of George Carlin, Bill Maher, and Stephen Colbert. Lee also provided a catharsis for millions of people when he went live on Fox News and called the network a “parade of propaganda and a festival of ignorance.” Sign up for Lee’s e-mails and check out his tour schedule, audio clips, and videos at www.LeeCamp.net.