Under certain circumstances, please explain
If the State can kill a helpless and harmless (captive) person for good enough reasons, then so can I. By officially sanctioning the behavior, the State it is encouraging it.
It's not generalizing. It is a specific act that the State says is ok.
Yes, the death penalty should be used when particularly monstrous crimes are committed. The standards of proof to deliver a death sentence should be higher than in a normal criminal case though.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
It is easy to throw an emotional argument against the convicted and even easier to have the sentence served because it is a stranger making the ultimate decision, a stranger being put to death, a stranger carrying out the sentence. I feel if those that are for the death sentence were called in to meet and get to know the person, make the decision, and personally carry out the sentence that many may have a different outlook on the whole situation. It is easy to become detached from the situation when it is someone else paying the price.
LMAO sorry IMO people that would be encouraged by the death penalty are mentally deficient and are the people that need locked up. IMO theres no rational logical adults that go "hey look they just killed that guy for killing 15 people, i guess that makes it pk fopr me to kill who ever i want" lol