Blood thirsty I see.
Blood thirsty I see.
I think it's a murderer. To me, the government doesn't have the right to kill anybody, unless the person is proven to be a war criminal. I absolutely reject the idea of capital punishment, if someone did something illegal, imprison him. In many cases imprisoning a person can actually be worse than simply killing him.
The fact that this issue is even up for debate proves that as a people, Americans are not mature enough to realize actions have consequences. While many believe the issue to be emotional, and write as such, what they don't realize is that it is not an emotional issue we're dealing with. The death penalty is a judicial issue. The courts have a duty imposed upon them to prosecute an offender for crimes. Whether or not the public agrees is irrelevant, because the courts are in fact a public institution. Until the Death Penalty's legality is revoked, it is not murder.
5th Amendment, which says:
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
Strange...I just posted this Amendment in another thread...related to another topic.
Communist Goals - 1963 Congressional Record
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
But I consider premeditated, intentional killing of another person, outside of warfare, to be murder. Not that I necessarily think its always wrong, just that its only the "law" that creates the distinction.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion