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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I fail to see what good comes from keeping murderers locked up like animals, when they have killed another human, and have thus shown themselves to be a serious threat to society.
    Yup, take them out, put a bullet in the back of their heads, be done with it. No point in wasting perfectly good air on these monsters.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Yeah, nor worries man. You join the ranks of a lot of other people who think the gov't is looking out for their best interests.What is capital "punishment" anyway? Is that really a punishment? What's the difference in killing someone or locking them away forever? Do you ever see them again? Do you run into them on the street if you don't kill them? No, you don't. So, capital "punishment" is nothing more than an automaton like you's solution because you and people like you have the childish mindset of "well......he did it first!"
    To the bolded: I don't at all think government is looking out for my best interest, and if someone made a threat on my person, I would readily kill him in self-defense. The government fails to address murderers in the law-abiding individual's best interest.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeForSome? View Post
    We as human beings fundamentally should not have the right do decide the final outcome of somebody's life. People will often argue the religious aspect that judgement comes after death; but I argue that even if there is no judgement in life or no "Higher Power", there is no circumstance that justifies our ability to decide who lives and who dies. Prison is a different situation entirely because it restrains people who present themselves as dangers to society and brings justice to heinous crimes.
    The person who murders another has indeed proclaimed his own right to decide who lives and who dies. It is for this reason that it is perfectly justifiable to provide punishment equal to the crime in this case.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    So I should count you among the folks willing to take another human life.
    I don't consider that once a human has committed murder, he's really in the human class anymore. Have you visited any prisons lately? The kinds that house hardened criminals? They are little more than zoos.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    The person you kill can not come back either. What satisfaction does it give the victims when a murderer is killed?
    It doesn't give you satisfaction, and it should never give you satisfaction. This is about justice for a heinous crime committed against a fellow human. I have no qualms at all about assigning death to a murderer. They have forfeited their rights to be treated as humans when they become animalistic.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It doesn't give you satisfaction, and it should never give you satisfaction. This is about justice for a heinous crime committed against a fellow human. I have no qualms at all about assigning death to a murderer. They have forfeited their rights to be treated as humans when they become animalistic.
    An eye for an eye? That's really enlightened.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    An eye for an eye? That's really enlightened.

    Jesus of Nazareth: "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles."
    If I were Christian, I might give some credence to that, but this is about justice, and not about philosophy for me. If you want to turn the other cheek and make yourself vulnerable to the whims of animalistic people, then that is fine with me. I personally value my own life to be as important as anyone elses, and I am not ashamed or hesitant to preserve my own life. I am not a martyr, nor do I pretend to be.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If I were Christian, I might give some credence to that, but this is about justice, and not about philosophy for me. If you want to turn the other cheek and make yourself vulnerable to the whims of animalistic people, then that is fine with me. I personally value my own life to be as important as anyone elses, and I am not ashamed or hesitant to preserve my own life. I am not a martyr, nor do I pretend to be.
    I am not christian. I do not subscribe to any organized religion. That does not mean that the words others have no meaning.

    "You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didnít have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, Iím allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and Iíve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I donít, before you know it, you wonít let me say nothing at all"
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    I am not christian. I do not subscribe to any organized religion. That does not mean that the words others have no meaning.
    Who said they have no meaning?
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    Re: Death Penalty

    I wonder how many of the pretend pro lifers are for the death penalty? LOL and they call themselves pro life. hehehe Anyway no there should not be a death penalty.
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