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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    If it's legal, it's not murder...however unjust it is.
    If that were true, then the Nazis killing undesirables would be "not murder."

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    The old saying, "An eye for an eye" works for me.
    The old "eye for an eye" saying is about as savage a policy as cutting the limbs off of thieves.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    The old saying, "An eye for an eye" works for me.
    --leaves everybody blind.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Yes, there is a contradiction. Both deal with taking a life. The reasons behind the decision to take a life are immaterial to the statement "Taking a life is wrong."
    by the same logic there should only be one type of "murder" since "the reasons behind the decision to take a life are immaterial"

    Only one type of murder then we would be stuck with putting everyone in prison. If there is only one kind, then there is only one punishment (unless you want to execute grandpa who accidentally ran over a kid in the driveway and oh my, he had jhad a drink.)

    "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 Meathead View Post
    Definition of MURDER - Webster
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    : the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought

    Murder - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    You guys are the ones giving power to my statement about "state sanctioned murder", you are arguing about and it looking for definitions. Why not say "OK, we disagree" and move on? That is the terminology I use that is how I see it, I already explained how I arrived at that conclusion. I could be digging connotative meanings and historical meanings, especially when done in the "name of the people" etc... so keep you hats on. It is what I call it and you call it what you want -either way it is the taking of a life by the state -- there, how about that can we compromise and use that for the purposes of this thread?

    "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
    You guys are the ones giving power to my statement about "state sanctioned murder", you are arguing about and it looking for definitions. Why not say "OK, we disagree" and move on? That is the terminology I use that is how I see it, I already explained how I arrived at that conclusion. I could be digging connotative meanings and historical meanings, especially when done in the "name of the people" etc... so keep you hats on. It is what I call it and you call it what you want -either way it is the taking of a life by the state -- there, how about that can we compromise and use that for the purposes of this thread?
    Someone put a definition of On Line Dictionary and argued the death penalty as defined was murder. Anyone can call it whatever they like, I prefer execution as in "He was executed yesterday" rather than "His life was taken by the state yesterday". Anyway, either is better than murder which I expect only from shills.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    Someone put a definition of On Line Dictionary and argued the death penalty as defined was murder. Anyone can call it whatever they like, I prefer execution as in "He was executed yesterday" rather than "His life was taken by the state yesterday". Anyway, either is better than murder which I expect only from shills.
    So now I am acting as a trickster of some sort? I have genuine interest and concern in the topic of the death penalty, Is that not why you are in this thread as well>

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    So now I am acting as a trickster of some sort? I have genuine interest and concern in the topic of the death penalty, Is that not why you are in this thread as well>
    I don't understand the premise to your first question. Of course would be the answer to your second.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Mensch View Post
    If that were true, then the Nazis killing undesirables would be "not murder."
    It was determined that their actions were murder in accordance with international law. It was a war crime, and illegal. Murder.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    by the same logic there should only be one type of "murder" since "the reasons behind the decision to take a life are immaterial"

    Only one type of murder then we would be stuck with putting everyone in prison. If there is only one kind, then there is only one punishment (unless you want to execute grandpa who accidentally ran over a kid in the driveway and oh my, he had jhad a drink.)
    There is only one type of murder. There are many types of killing.
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