When differences lead to divide instead of discussion | Veterans Corner
Last updated 12/31/2020 at 9:36am
“You need to look at this from the other point of view.” That was my dad’s advice after I finished what I thought to be a stellar research paper in support of capital punishment.
I was all for capital punishment. Do the crime, do the time. Do a bad enough crime, pay the ultimate price. I bought into every cliché, and my 17-year-old mind was convinced I was right. Until my dad challenged me to look at the issue through another lens.
Long story short, he had me rewrite the paper arguing against capital punishment – which was incredibly revealing. How could there be jury bias in jud...