65% of Canadians support the return of the death penalty:
|Andrew Barr/National Post|
Let's be clear: instituting the death penalty means legitimizing the government's power to pre-meditatively kill its own citizens. Unless people truly feel that the government is unerring (which, judging by this list of the posthumously pardoned, is absurd), I think supporting the death penalty indicates a failure of imagination.
That is, 65% of Canadians imagine themselves only as the judge, never the accused.