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Maine’s Governor Wants To Bring Back This Form Of Ancient Punishment

Maine Governor Paul LePage wants stricter penalties for murderers and drug dealers in his state:

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Tuesday suggested bringing back the guillotine as he argued for harsher penalties for drug traffickers his state is battling.

“I think the death penalty should be appropriate for people that kill Mainers,” LePage said Tuesday during a radio interview on WVOM. “I’m all in.”

LePage also suggested lethal injections, saying: “Actually, if you want my honest opinion, we should give them an injection of the stuff they sell.”

“What I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back,” LePage quipped later, unprompted, as the radio hosts offered tempered laughs. “We could have public executions.”

The governor’s office said the remark was a joke illustrating LePage’s support for stricter penalties on drug crimes, according to the Associated Press.

What do you think?

Via The Hill

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  1. CaptainJim says:

    The Death Penalty in America is a joke. Most criminals on Death Row die of natural causes before they are ever executed… costing the US Taxpayers millions and millions of Dollars. It’s a travesty. There should be swift and appropriate punishment for capital crimes. Even show the execution on public television for everyone to see. If we did that… it “would” absolutely be a deterrent to crime! The Governor may be joking but it is a good and valid point.

  2. John says:

    I could agree with that there. After all it’d be quick clean kill. Maybe if you held public executions it will deter allot of folks from committing murder. Add pedophiles and rapists to the list as well.