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Old 02-07-2002, 01:33 PM   #1
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POLL!: Death Penalty

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Old 02-07-2002, 01:34 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2002, 01:35 PM   #3
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AGAINST!

Killing them deprives them of suffering, which is true justice... don't grant them the easy way out!


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For, with the qualification that it is probably like the a standing army, firearms, and the government itself: a necessary evil.
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For, with the qualification that it is probably like the a standing army, firearms, and the government itself: a necessary evil.
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Old 02-07-2002, 05:18 PM   #9
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I used to be wicked for it but then I grew up. (Not a jab at anyone else's beliefs. That is simply what I feel happened in my case.)
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Old 02-07-2002, 05:36 PM   #10
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While I believe that someone who has deprived another of life should themselves be deprived of life, if there is just ONE innocent person who is wrongfully executed then the death penalty should be forever abolished. Since it is a known fact that far more than 1 person has been wrongfully executed (and accepting the imperfections of our judicial system) I believe the death penalty has no place in our society.



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Old 02-07-2002, 05:43 PM   #11
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People are going to be all up in arms, but lets face it... Prisions are crowded enough, and with DNA evidence, if someone murders someone(s) then theyre pretty much fucked. No, two wrongs dont make a right, and yes 'thou shalt not kill' Im aware of that. But, in this capitalist society, who in the grander scheme of things really gives a rats ass about someones right to live if theyve terminated that right from someone else, and who wants to pay those extra tax dollars for keeping them fed and maintained for the rest of their life? I dont think its right, but I think its necessary. Prision is all about rehabilitating people, but why incarcerate someone who is incapable of being rehabilitated? People that kill, more often then not, sofaras trends go, dont go hey I did a bad thing, let me walk old ladies across the street in feeble attempt to repent for my actions. It just doesnt happen.
Firing squads, as "cruel" as they might be, are probably the best idea, imho. Lets just think ab it. You hire out a small part of the military for the prision system, people trained to kill. You give 10 people guns, and give 8 of them blanks, and 2 a live round. They shoot the person in the head, they die near instantly, and the squad doesnt know which one killed the prisioner. Then noone feels morally outraged, plus if theyre in the military, their job is to kill, so if they feel bad ab it then they shouldnt have enlisted. Just one possible solution, nobody flips a switch, nobody injects anything, nobody feels guilty. I still dont think its right mind you, Im just attempting to make a feasible justification for it.
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Resolutely against.

It is the ultimate inhumane punishment. It is a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

It is irreversible and as no country in the world can claim to have a judicial system which is entirely infallible, there will inevitably be cases in which innocent people are sentenced to death.

There is no evidence that the death penalty acts as a deterrent to crime. It is applied disproportionately against people of "ethnic minorities".

And in my opinion, no society which sanctions the murder of its citizens, no matter what crime they stand accused of, can consider itself civilised. (this is my opinion, the preceding statements were facts.)
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Old 02-07-2002, 06:01 PM   #13
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No, two wrongs dont make a right, and yes 'thou shalt not kill' Im aware of that. But, in this capitalist society, who in the grander scheme of things really gives a rats ass about someones right to live if theyve terminated that right from someone else, and who wants to pay those extra tax dollars for keeping them fed and maintained for the rest of their life?
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I still dont think its right mind you, Im just attempting to make a feasible justification for it.
I'm just posting this because you commented that you were trying to justify the death penalty, and I wanted to say that actually the costs of keeping someone incarcarated for life are less than the cost of executing someone, so it isn't really a justification.

If you don't think the death penalty is right then why try to justify it? I'm not saying this as a criticism, I'm just curious about why you feel like this.
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I float back and forth on it.

I don't think I could ever execute someone, but I WOULD kill someone in self defense or in defense of family, friends, or even a helpless stranger if that's what it takes to save their life.

I will never campaign against it because I do think it provides closure for the victims' survivors, and it is not for me personally to get in there and tell them they can't have closure (especially when they KNOW the convict's guilt for sure). But at the same time, I will always have reservations due to the possibility of someone being wrongfully convicted and put to death.

As a side note, Alabama's Democratic governor, Don Siegleman, is proposing the death penalty for repeat sex offenders.

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