I have had no experience in making laws or amending them,
but still I cannot understand why, when it takes twelve men to inflict
the death penalty upon a person, it should take any less than twelve more
to undo their work. If I were a legislature, & had just been elected
& had not had time to sell out, I would put the pardoning & commuting
power into the hands of twelve able men instead of dumping so huge a burden
upon the shoulders of one poor petition-persecuted individual.
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