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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Nope, not at all.
    If you say so.

    You feel that someone does not deserve to live? Fine. Challenge him. Swords out, a duel, as it was supposed to be for some 99% of human history! No? Hiding behind the broad back of the dumb, clumsy State golem is more to your liking?

    Feels good, to risk nothing and be all righteous about it, eh?

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Also child molesters do not tend to fare well among the general prison population. So, this is not about being soft-hearted, or something.
    Just make sure they have to go in genpop...

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    The death penalty must be abolished. The State hasn't the moral authority.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    The death penalty must be abolished. The State hasn't the moral authority.
    So they should have the moral authority to put someone in a cell for the rest of their life and stick the bill to taxpayers instead of just putting an end to the problem?
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    So they should have the moral authority to put someone in a cell for the rest of their life and stick the bill to taxpayers instead of just putting an end to the problem?
    Well, truth be told I kinda like the parts of the world which require the family of the prisoner to foot the bill. I also don't believe that any drug offenders should be in prison nor do I find prison suitable for a whole host of "crimes".

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I am against the death penalty in general and would not endorse it here.


    Along the same line as the debate on whether or not a straight, gay or lesbian is pre wired to enjoy their preferred orientation, the pedophile is also pre-wired.

    They are are an obvious danger to our children, much more so than any other stylish defined danger of today like a soft drink, and need to be eliminated.

    What are the great and dynamic contributions to society by pedophiles? What justifies their existence within society? Why pay a life time of room and board to assure they eventually get released to create more mischief?
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    An eye for an eye would reduce the extreme crime rates we have now and return the nation to a society where people respect one another.
    Make it more like a head for an eye. With eye for an eye, the wrongdoer is breaking even with their victim. Cost/benefit analysis becomes trivialized when the punishment is extreme.
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Make it more like a head for an eye. With eye for an eye, the wrongdoer is breaking even with their victim. Cost/benefit analysis becomes trivialized when the punishment is extreme.
    Go back to hanging horse thieves, eh?

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I absolutely do not support the death penalty for anything short of premeditated murder, which has been proven beyond any trace of doubt. Pedophiles and child rapists are disgusting, but if they don't kill the child, they do not deserve the death penalty. That being said, if it was me, and my child or grandchild, and I caught him in the act, I would shoot on sight. As a juror, though, and an objective, reasonable, non-involved party to the crime, I can't support the death penalty, because justice implies equal measure.

    We live in a society. The society is comprised of the majority that just slogs along and gets by on a daily basis and hopes that the cop doesn't give them a ticket and the guy who looks at their tax form doesn't do an audit and the boss doesn't yell at them.

    Within that majority are many that are a bit off center on the bell curve and when we near the narrow edges, we find the evil doers.

    Among those are the pedophiles. They prey on the weak and the naive and twist the mind, spirit and hearts of the unknowing due only to the way they are pre-wired to behave.

    Pedophilia is not a learned behavior any more than being straight, gay or lesbian is a learned behavior. It is obviously NOT conducted between consenting adults. These people are monstrous in their desires and in their actions. Their actions need to be stopped and the best way to assure that they are stopped and do not repeat is to eliminate them from society.
    I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Pedophiles don't get better and they have devastated a child's life not to mention devastating the entire family. Rapist have violated a womans rights in the most despicable fashion possible and scarred her for life. The impact of these crimes on children, their parents and women are so grievous that IMO the perpetrates should get the death penalty. Not only would this be justice but the incidents of rape and child molesting-rape would plummet.
    No point in supporting them with three hots and a cot and free medical for their whole lives, a bullet is much much less expensive. So I agree. I am not a wimpy 'no death penalty' type, which there are far too many of in this country.
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