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Attorney General William Barr is bringing back the federal death penalty after nearly 20 years

There is nothing less ‘conservative’ than a government executing its own citizens.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government is reviving the death penalty. Attorney General Bob Barr has asked the government to bring back the policy and directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for five inmates currently on death row.

The change is another stark contrast in American policy that runs counter to virtually the rest of the entire world. For some perspective, America’s zeal for capital punishment puts us in competition with Saudi Arabia and North Korea, two of the least democratic nations on the planet.

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