"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
If you just execute someone outright you set a dangerous precedent. The law is not infallible and neither is mob justice. Any person regardless of the act has to be afforded basic human rights. To say that they shouldn't as they took the rights of their victims is a ridiculous double-standard.
Also, the 'punishment' system doesn't work. I know in my country re-offending rates dropped when the labour government brought in the rehab initiatives instead of simply 'put them in a cell and let them suffer'. You do that and eventually you create a generation of bitter, angry little criminals.
I wish we'd get more medieval about it. THAT would be a deterrent, at least for a few.
I mean, let's say random liberal A wants to execute George Bush for war crimes and leading thousands to their deaths. Should you let him?
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
These events never happened.
The DC sniper was a White, Right-Wing Terrorist.
No Muslim was ever involved in these shootings, it is all just a Conspiracy Theory Lie!
Islam, by Definition, is a Religion of Peace and Beauty... or had you momentarily forgotten.
Muslims, by Definition, are victims of Christian Aggression... or had you momentarily forgotten.
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Define Progressive - a perpetual sour, judgmental expression, because the glass is always half-empty of Piss and a Crucifix.
Six year old thread? Yawn!