View Poll Results: Should the Government have the power to take this life?

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  • Yes, only if loss of life is imminent.

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  • No.

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  • Yes, to prevent both property damage and loss of life.

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  • No. The Government should kill the rioters.

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    Should the Government

    OscarB63 made the following comment in jest, and it got me wondering.
    Kill Zimmermam NOW or there will be riots.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1060344097

    Question.
    If a person's death would prevent riots that would result in many more deaths and property damage; Should the Government have the power to take this life?
    Yes, only if loss of life is imminent.
    No.
    Yes, to prevent both property damage and loss of life.
    No. The Government should kill the rioters.



    Why?
    Why not?
    Last edited by Excon; 03-29-12 at 03:52 PM.

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    Re: Should the Government

    Helllllllll no
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

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    Re: Should the Government

    Hell no.

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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should the Government

    i think the the members in the media who blew this all out of proportion knowing it would cause riots should be sent to prison.

    but no man deserves punishment without fair trial,what are we in 1671 where we accuse someone then burn them alive?????
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    Re: Should the Government

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    what are we in 1671 where we accuse someone then burn them alive?????
    Apparently that is what many think.

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    Re: Should the Government

    If the government's only recourse to prevent rioting is death then the government has failed the people. A healthy society made of responsible, accountable, concerned citizens does not riot violently in the face of social disagreement.

    Hell, the greatest gains in our history outside of the RW were made through largely peaceful protest and activism.
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    Re: Should the Government

    even only one life is more important than lots of riots

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    Re: Should the Government

    Not just no, HELL NO!
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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    Re: Should the Government

    just google the la riots,this wouldnt be the first time the media and politicians blew something so out of proportion and caused riots for ratings.
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    Re: Should the Government

    U.S. media exploits race and religion let alone sensationalisation. Can't they play a positive role?

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