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    Is it right?

    Tonight's and last week's debate brought up something interesting. Last week, the loudest applause of the night broke out when Brian Williams mentioned the executions of over 200 people in Texas. Tonight people shouted out "yes" to the question "should you let a man who could afford but doesn't by health insurance die?" For example, I agree that the death penalty is correct in some cases, but I do not believe that it is something to be triumphed. Rather, I believe it should only be used as a sort of regretful last resort. Something necessary, but not something to be proud of.

    So, the question. Is it right to cheer for people's deaths, even if you agree that the person deserved it?
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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Tonight's and last week's debate brought up something interesting. Last week, the loudest applause of the night broke out when Brian Williams mentioned the executions of over 200 people in Texas. Tonight people shouted out "yes" to the question "should you let a man who could afford but doesn't by health insurance die?" For example, I agree that the death penalty is correct in some cases, but I do not believe that it is something to be triumphed. Rather, I believe it should only be used as a sort of regretful last resort. Something necessary, but not something to be proud of.

    So, the question. Is it right to cheer for people's deaths, even if you agree that the person deserved it?
    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.
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    Re: Is it right?

    Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I cheered when I heard Osama bin Laden had been killed. So I guess I'm gonna have to go ahead and answer yes.
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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Tonight's and last week's debate brought up something interesting. Last week, the loudest applause of the night broke out when Brian Williams mentioned the executions of over 200 people in Texas. Tonight people shouted out "yes" to the question "should you let a man who could afford but doesn't by health insurance die?" For example, I agree that the death penalty is correct in some cases, but I do not believe that it is something to be triumphed. Rather, I believe it should only be used as a sort of regretful last resort. Something necessary, but not something to be proud of.

    So, the question. Is it right to cheer for people's deaths, even if you agree that the person deserved it?
    Good question. Were you glad for bin Laden's death? Did you cheer?

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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I cheered when I heard Osama bin Laden had been killed. So I guess I'm gonna have to go ahead and answer yes.
    Honestly, I did as well. I even told a joke about it. But even when thinking about a mass murderer's death, I do not know that cheering is still the most sane nor moral reaction. It definitely seems much more acceptable.
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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Good question. Were you glad for bin Laden's death? Did you cheer?
    No, I did not. I was happy that a grave threat to other people's lives had been prevented. But I did not cheer for his death. I do think bin Laden got what he deserved, but I was not happy he died.
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    Re: Is it right?

    by all means cheer if that's what floats your boat.

    if you want to sound and act like the feral savages in the ME that cheer and carry on over someones execution then go for it.
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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    by all means cheer if that's what floats your boat.

    if you want to sound and act like the feral savages in the ME that cheer and carry on over someones execution then go for it.
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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    So, the question. Is it right to cheer for people's deaths, even if you agree that the person deserved it?
    Yes it is right when the person that died deserved it. There are all sorts of valid reasons to cheer the death of someone.Some of those reasons are Adolph Hitler, that scumbag that raped and murdered that little girl in Florida, that scumbag in California who spent twenty some odd years trying to weasel out of his punishment for the murder of four innocent people, the mass murderer who gets shot by someone else or his own gun and so on.
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    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    by all means cheer if that's what floats your boat.

    if you want to sound and act like the feral savages in the ME that cheer and carry on over someones execution then go for it.
    There is not one person in this whole entire world whose death you would cheer? A serial killer, child rapist, mass murdering dictator?
    "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

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