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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Where was the decency for their victims?...If they need someone to pull the switch on this scum I will volunteer

    The only thing wrong with the death penalty is we don't execute the scum fast enough... If I had my say I would execute any criminal convicted of a capital crime one year from sentencing........None of this 20 year ****.
    So I take it, you don't consider yourself a good catholic then, right? Seriously NP, you are quick to condemn Catholics that don't follow other teachings of the church, but feel that you are perfectly entitled to pick and choose which tenements you want to follow. That's what they call a Cafeteria Catholic.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Where was the decency for their victims?...If they need someone to pull the switch on this scum I will volunteer

    The only thing wrong with the death penalty is we don't execute the scum fast enough... If I had my say I would execute any criminal convicted of a capital crime one year from sentencing........None of this 20 year ****.
    How about when we execute people who were wrongly convicted? Or whose trials weren't fair? Are you so eager to kill them, too?
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Death penalty should be for Terrorist and Murderer only, because if they can take anybody's life, so some one should also have right to give them death

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    How about when we execute people who were wrongly convicted? Or whose trials weren't fair? Are you so eager to kill them, too?

    If there is any doubt that the person is guilty then they should not be executed...that goes without saying.....With the arrival of DNA testing the chance of a person who is not guilty getting executed is very small. No system is infallible..If one innocent person is executed out of 1000 its something you live with. Whether you lefties like it or not the death penalty is a deterrent.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by ewmahendra View Post
    Death penalty should be for Terrorist and Murderer only, because if they can take anybody's life, so some one should also have right to give them death


    What about a vicious rape of a child under 10 years old?
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If there is any doubt that the person is guilty then they should not be executed...that goes without saying.....With the arrival of DNA testing the chance of a person who is not guilty getting executed is very small. No system is infallible..If one innocent person is executed out of 1000 its something you live with. Whether you lefties like it or not the death penalty is a deterrent.
    Prove it with statistics.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Here is an anecdote and idea that I really like about the death penalty presented by Albert Camus, a French author, journalist, and philosopher of the 20th century. I will probably share more of Camus's ideas as the discussion progresses.

    I believe in this anecdote he is referring to a decapitation in Algiers in 1914.

    "He (his father) wanted to witness the execution for the first time in his life. He got up in the dark to go to the place of the execution at the other end of town amid a great number of people. What he saw that morning he never told anyone. My mother relates merely that he came rushing home, his face distorted, refused to talk, lay down for a moment on the bed, and suddenly began to vomit.He had just discovered the reality hidden under the noble phrases with which it was masked. (he witnessed a beheading)

    From Resistance, Rebellion and Death p.175
    My question here is why do we not have public executions anymore? If people gung ho about it, saying they'll give him the hot shot and other claims, why not let them see what the state is really doing? If it is so right for us to be doing why can't we see it? Is it because people would feel like Camus's father once they realize the horror of what is being done? Will they no longer support the death penalty?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by taxigirl View Post
    Concede what? I said I have compassion for all things that suffer. What am I conceding?
    The debate you challenged me on... never mind.
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If there is any doubt that the person is guilty then they should not be executed...that goes without saying.....With the arrival of DNA testing the chance of a person who is not guilty getting executed is very small. No system is infallible..If one innocent person is executed out of 1000 its something you live with. Whether you lefties like it or not the death penalty is a deterrent.
    Man, I am a conservative and even I admit that the DP is not a deterrent...
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The debate you challenged me on... never mind.
    The when life begins? PM me with an argument as to why I should take part in that debate and then I will. (If that is what you are talking about)

    "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"
    --Randolph J. Dworkin

    ďReading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.Ē
    -- Ben Franklin

    "It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world"
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