Yes- only for terrible crimes, followed subsequently by execution
Yes, for terrible crimes, followed subsequently by life imprisonment
Never, under any circumstances.
"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac
You have to have due process first, unless they aren't American citizens that are POWs (or illegals, deportation w/o papers anyways)... Maybe... At Gitmo I agree... Maybe for Americans, I'm not sure tbh with you
I truly believe that if torture will save American lives or prevent a terrorist attack the likes of 9/11 or worse I say go for it!!!!!!!!!!!
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
A way various "businesses" and individuals address problems with a bully or bullies is to have their thug(s) take care of the bully/ies. However, that is only one job area of thugs, with each unique to their employment situation. If you hired someone to beat up, hurt or intimidate someone with threat of physical violence or with violence, that person is a "thug." Bullies are acting on their own motivations. Thugs are professionally acting on behalf of someone else. I was never a bully. But in the past I hurt bullies as a thug. I hurt other people too. However, I was not an assassin. That is still something else. If the purpose of the employee is only potential defensive violence, that is "security personnel." However, a professional can fill multiple roles: "bouncer," "security," "thug" (sometimes also "enforcer,") and/or "assassin." Except for the last, in my past I had such employment(s). However, that is just in my past.
It is possible for a thug in his/her private life to also personally be a bully and that is not rare, but they are not the same.
Domestic crimes involve the relevant jurisdictions rule of law for crimes that occur within that jurisdiction. International offenses did not occur within one of our jurisdictions, and therefore there is no relevant jurisdictional law.
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No. Killing does not require torture. Yes, some people deserve it.
I'm in favor of corporal punishment, and I'm in favor of public executions, but torture for punitive purposes makes a fetish of others' pain.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I didn't pick one. I believe that in the United States no citizen should be subject to torture. I believe that any proven terrorist that is NOT an american citizen can be subject to torture for the purposes of information only. No United States citizen should EVER be punished with torture. I cannot speak for other 1st World Nations.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain
I advocate torture in lieu of incarceration.
Singapore uses torture, carefully administered, to inhibit offenders from repeating their actions. It's very effective.
In some cases, confinement as well as torture would be applicable.
Scum like Mr. Loughner and Mr. Holmes should be put down. But they should be put down as we would put down any other dangerous animal: as humanely as possible.