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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yes, I am still against capital punishment, because an occasional innocent person does get executed every once in a while. But this lady deserved it. She killed 3 elderly women, and stole their credit cards and valuables from their homes. The murder that she was executed for is especially grisly, in that she cut the finger off her victim to get her wedding ring, which she pawned for 200 bucks.

    To those who are against the death penalty - Don't feel sorry for those who deserve it, but only those rare cases where someone didn't deserve it, which is why I am against the death penalty.

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    There's been like 800 plus more who have been executed in Texas going back to the early 1800's. So Texas loves killing people...so much that the state government is hell bent on trying to stop abortions in Texas. You may have noticed that my last sentence made no sense at all. When it comes to death...Texas government has selective ethics.

    You can shoot, stab, electrocute...give lethal injections, hang people...but oh don't think about abortion.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You are comparing people being punished for a crime that they were legally convicted of to people who were abducted and murdered by a terrorist group?
    not to mention would anybody actually believe or think those stats are accurate, you know because im sure all lynchings were reported and recorded
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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I am pointing out an interesting statistical convergence. What you do with that is up to you.
    Why bring it up of you were not trying to compare people being punished to people being murdered by terrorists?
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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    There's been like 800 plus more who have been executed in Texas going back to the early 1800's. So Texas loves killing people...so much that the state government is hell bent on trying to stop abortions in Texas. You may have noticed that my last sentence made no sense at all. When it comes to death...Texas government has selective ethics.

    You can shoot, stab, electrocute...give lethal injections, hang people...but oh don't think about abortion.
    And exactly what crime did the unborn child do? I look forward to your well thought out response.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    That is a problem.
    Why is that? People who kill others for trinkets and such have no redeeming qualities.

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    Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Why is that? People who kill others for trinkets and such have no redeeming qualities.
    That's not the point; the point is that capital punishment doesn't punish anyone.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Why bring it up of you were not trying to compare people being punished to people being murdered by terrorists?
    Because I found the statistical convergence interesting. Why are you so defensive about it?

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    And exactly what crime did the unborn child do? I look forward to your well thought out response.
    No crime...just at the wrong place at the right time. That's life. In fact, death is inevitable for us all. A fetus isn't exempt.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Capital punishment might be defensible but not as a deterrent. It's revenge, and revenge has value (I suppose) but I hate, I mean really hate the idea of government having the power to execute citizens. And don't tell me about separations of power- the court is an extension of the State.
    I say, be honest about it and build a stage in the centre of town. Have the condemned's head pushed down on the block and ensure everyone is present to watch the axe fall. All this mollycoddling about gas chambers, electric chairs, lethal injections, whatever, that's all just to let Ma and Pa reconcile their Christianity with their desire for revenge.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    No crime...just at the wrong place at the right time. That's life. In fact, death is inevitable for us all. A fetus isn't exempt.
    Oh, how sage. Presumably, however, we all hope to die a natural death.

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