Today we have a guest editorial by David Elliot from the Wisconsin Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - Please remember these facts when you go to vote on Nov. 7. - Ed.
Suppose the Wisconsin Legislature
approved a government spending program that cost taxpayers millions
of dollars, yet failed to provide a single social service or
Heads would roll, and angry voters
would elect someone - a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent,
anyone - to fix the problem and reverse the wasteful spending of
precious tax dollars.
Yet Wisconsin voters today are being
asked to vote in favor of a nonbinding referendum to reinstate the
death penalty - a government program that is immensely costly,
makes mistakes, and, in most cases, fails to execute even those who
end up on death row.