WHEREAS, the aforementioned resolutions have urged complete abolition of
capital punishment as inconsistent with respect for human life; for its
retributive, discriminatory, and non-deterrent character; and opposed its
restoration or continuance in any form; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida has declared its intent to proceed with the
executions of those under the capital sentence in Florida prisons, numbering
more than one hundred, and having begun with the execution of John Spenkelink on
May 25, 1979; and
WHEREAS, the Florida example may become precedent for a new wave of capital
punishment in numerous other states;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1979 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist
Association urges the Governor of the State of Florida to commute all existing
death sentences; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the General Assembly urges Governors of all
other states similarly to commute death sentences and to prevent the restoration
or continuance of capital punishment in any form.
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