Is the Capital Punishment a contradiction to American values?

For instance, we have a right to bear arms. The reason we have this right is not only because of self defense but because of our desire to be able to resist the government by forming a militia if we had the means to. For this reason most Americans strongly support this right. Then why would we trust them... show more For instance, we have a right to bear arms. The reason we have this right is not only because of self defense but because of our desire to be able to resist the government by forming a militia if we had the means to.

For this reason most Americans strongly support this right.

Then why would we trust them with the maximum punishment, of being able to take away someone’s life?

So, is the Capital Punishment a contradiction to American values?
Update: Colin, well, thanks. I guess.

I know America might not keep "the moral ground" but I'm trying to point out a clear contradiction in American practices.

One at a time.
Update 2: I don't agree Vincent.

And you don't know what situations I've been in.
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