12/13/2010 02:21 am ET Updated 5 days ago

The Top Reasons Why the Death Penalty Is Just Plain AWESOME

For a moment last week Texas was actually going to hold a hearing on whether the death penalty was being carried out in an unbiased and constitutional way. Of course the state couldn't have that, and the proceedings were halted.

So I decided to go out on the street and ask one million average Americans why they support the death penalty. Here are the eleven most common answers.