Yes- only for terrible crimes, followed subsequently by execution
Yes, for terrible crimes, followed subsequently by life imprisonment
Never, under any circumstances.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
“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
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
no torture for any reason. we should, however, have the option of a death penalty for extreme cases where there is no doubt of guilt.
Let me ask you all a question...If your Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Wife, Daughter, Son....was kidnapped and you believed their death was eminent and your options to find them have run out.....would you torture one of their kidnappers to find out where they were...or to try and find out where they were....
I WOULD...IN A FLASH....so my answer is YES under certain circumstances torture is justifiable
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
Legalized torture, as during the Bush administration, revealed what is always the same problem. The potential for abuse by officials. It is also well known that torture will get people to confess to anything. Sadists gravitate to the positions of control. No, never, not justifiable in a civilized society.
I do not want to be a part of any faction in the US that advocates torture for any reason. My rational being that once things like torture become a policy issue for a faction it is a slippery slope from there. Such policies have been what people fear from authoritarian governments, dictatorships and monarchies. And by advocating torture no matter the excuse one shows their naivety since they obviously are assuming that they or their loved ones will never be the target. Perhaps some can show restraint but not everyone and such policies always progress. It wouldnt take long until there would be people reasoning that its a good idea to torture people for being late with their taxes. Once torture is accepted imo its already too late.
Is it justifiable? Hmmm. that's a tough one.
Still, however, torture is illegal under US law. That might get in a way of things.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."