Letter: Support of death sentences appalling

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When, during the Sept. 10 Republican debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry proudly defended his decision to OK 234 executions, the audience applauded. I feel this bloodthirsty lust for revenge is shocking. This country is almost, but not quite, alone in its zeal to kill people. We stand with such beacons of enlightenment as Yemen, Somalia, Syria and North Korea. But as Perry said, “Americans understand justice.”

Ward Upson

Vancouver