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Thread: Is it right?

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
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    No, it's more like you've stated a proposition without writing a proof. Your claim will get some respect if and only if you can back it up.
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    Re: Is it right?

    I'm pretty sure that the majority of people who cheered at the debate were cheering for Texas standing up for a principal they believe in - the death penalty. I'm equally sure there are some people who would cheer someone's death, but I think if they stepped back a second, most would agree it's in poor taste. But, there are plenty of people who "cheer" in support of abortion, too (just to pull a death topic from the liberal side).

    I think it's in poor taste to "cheer" for death - the death of criminals, Osama, babies, those who can't afford insurance - whoever. But, I understand the idea of cheering someone on who's taking a tough stand on something in which I believe or in cheering when a goal's been accomplished - however morbid the goal was.

    I didn't cheer for the death penalty or Osama. But, I was supportive of both.
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    Re: Is it right?

    The TEA party has pretty much been hijacked by its most extreme members. If they were cheering for people to die, it's crass and unforgivable. However, these people don't know a proper outlet for their anger. They're so fed up with this taxation, this administration, this shroud of lies that they've lost perspective. If they're cheering the idea of not having to be the part of the chain that supports its weakest links, that's one thing. Hell, I side with them on that one. Otherwise, no pass.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Every stem of any political party has it's nutters . . . the democratic party has a lot in theirs - but they just haven't split off into their own group so they don't get the attention that some from the Tea Party has.
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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Every stem of any political party has it's nutters . . . the democratic party has a lot in theirs - but they just haven't split off into their own group so they don't get the attention that some from the Tea Party has.
    I suppose we call them "progressives," but you're right they're not as loud or garner as much attention as the Tea Party. (and I personally think they are less crazy, but that could simply be a matter of persepctive).

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I say not over such grave topics. It's no different than saying, "we have killed 220,000 enemy combatants in this war!" and getting cheers out of that. You can say you are patriotic, you can say those people are the enemy, but in the end, no matter how you look at it, you just cheered about 220,000 people dying.
    So... what's wrong with that?
    Such things were common about 70 years ago.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    just what is there to rejoice over? .
    1.That the piece of **** is dead.
    2.That piece of **** will no longer be able to harm another innocent person.


    what is going to change as a result?
    If he is dead he can't harm anyone, He can't give tv interviews. If he is dead he or she can't do the things they used to do.
    it's not going to make someone we loved who has been taken from us magically reappear
    I do not think any one has ever made the claim that cheering the death of a scumbag magically makes dead victims suddenly come back to life. I could be wrong on this because there might be some cult out there that believes cheering the death of a scumbag brings his victims back to life. So why do scumbag sympathizers always bring up this non-issue of how it won't bring someone back to life in death penalty debates and why do you bring this up on the issue on whether or not it is right to cheer the death of someone?
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    Re: Is it right?

    God, if you can't cheer for the deaths of your enemies, then what's the point in even having them? Just don't cry like a bitch when they're cheering at your funeral.

    My big problem with the people cheering and dancing in the streets is that they were the same people all butthurt about the people cheering and dancing on September 12th.

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    God, if you can't cheer for the deaths of your enemies, then what's the point in even having them? Just don't cry like a bitch when they're cheering at your funeral.

    My big problem with the people cheering and dancing in the streets is that they were the same people all butthurt about the people cheering and dancing on September 12th.
    All the people that died on 9-11 are somehow comparable to dead terrorists,dictators and other scumbags who murder innocent people?
    "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"

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    Re: Is it right?

    Whoops. That's what I get for not reading the question fully. Cheering for people's deaths may not be the most psychologically healthy, or productive thing to do, but there's nothing wrong with it, provided the person deserves it. I can't wait to see any number of politicians kick off. Good riddance.
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