View Poll Results: Should there be a death penalty?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    No.
    But only under one circumstance for war criminals. Thats it.


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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The ultimate price might be drawing and quartering in the town square. Lethal injection? Much too easy.
    Are you suggesting public hangings?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    People, it's not about what they "deserve". It's about whether or not the punishment acts as a sufficient deterrent; 20 years on death row does not.

    Otherwise it's really just the two wrongs make a right fallacy, which evolved in the first place out of a need to deter others from harming you. So yeah, unless the punishment acts as a deterrent, then it is simply reduced to a bunch of pseudo-moralistic nonsense.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    I am against the death penalty.

    I believe revenge should not be the motivating force in a legal system and I don't think death penalty is an effective deterrant.

    The most pragmatic argument against the death penalty probably is that mistakes happen in any legal system, and death penalty cannot be reversed when a mistake was made.
    "Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."

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    Re: Death Penalty

    i support teh death penalty,because i am more humanistic than those who claim to be humanist,in my opinion...it is a necessary punishment for serial murderers ,psychopaths and psycho rapists
    Last edited by Medusa; 03-03-12 at 06:23 PM.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    ^ Why is it a necessary punishment?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    why not ?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    I don't believe in punishment for the sake of punishment. I believe in punishment for the sake of deterrence. I see punishment for the sake of punishment to be a fallacious endeavor, i.e. I don't support the "killing the killer" justification.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    I don't believe in punishment for the sake of punishment. I believe in punishment for the sake of deterrence. I see punishment for the sake of punishment to be a fallacious endeavor, i.e. I don't support the "killing the killer" justification.
    no psycho or serail killer can change..

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    Re: Death Penalty

    100% all for the death penalty.

    Especially with todays technology, while Id like to see the system improve and the evidence needed for it tighter Im all for it and in fact id like to expand it. More crimes need to be considered for it.
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