A federal jury has sentenced him to death, but Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must still appear before a Boston Judge to officially receive his sentence this Thursday. Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, two senior Federalist writers debate the justice executing the Boston Bomber.
Neal Dewing argues that for the good of the social order the man, who killed 3 and injured 250 more, must die. But an execution won’t deter future terrorists or bring back the dead, Daniel Payne responds. A death penalty will only quench an unjust thirst for vengeance.
The two exchange philosophical, political, and religious salvos in this interesting and exciting debate.