Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Welcome, America, to the civilized world, whose governments do not execute their children. You have to be 18 in the U.S. to be allowed to own property, vote, get married (in most states), and join the military. So, I think it is safe to say our government and society have decided that 18 is the required age to take full responsibility for your actions. It makes perfect sense to me that we would not punish a child with the death penalty, no matter how terrible his crime might be.