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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Me too, and yet I am opposed to the death penalty.



    Me too, and yet I am opposed to the death penalty.



    So what does that make YOU? How about a cold-blooded killer? What you want to do is no different than the cold-blooded killer. Think about it.



    King Henry VIII, is that you?



    To me, a society that kills it's own is savage. And it's not about being sympathetic at all. It's all about not being a society that itself commits cold-blooded murder.
    A society that has no laws would be the savage society. We have laws, and those who break them should be punished, for the common good of the entire society. What else would you suggest be done? When States can release thousands of incarcerated prisoners, who have their day in court and been found guilty, but it becomes too costly for the State to continue to keep them in prison, why bother with having a legal system at all? Again I ask - what do you suggest be done instead?

    Greetings, Middleground.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Really, well you are entitled to your opinion but I have a question for you. Do you know why Clayton Lockett was put to death?
    Yes. And there are a million other examples of horrible torture and murder.

    And none of them will strip me of my humanity, because I rise above. My intellect is not a victim of my emotions.

    I am capable of logic and reason. I am capable of pity and mercy. And, God willing, I always will be.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The only person who should decide whether a person lives or dies is God. Even a convicted killer should die in God's time, not the government's.
    God bless the death penalty. It works!

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    A society that has no laws would be the savage society. We have laws, and those who break them should be punished, for the common good of the entire society. What else would you suggest be done? When States can release thousands of incarcerated prisoners, who have their day in court and been found guilty, but it becomes too costly for the State to continue to keep them in prison, why bother with having a legal system at all? Again I ask - what do you suggest be done instead?

    Greetings, Middleground.
    Greetings, Polgara.

    I suggest life imprisonment, no parole. Do you realize that it is cheaper to keep an inmate in prison for life vs. keeping one on death row?
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yes. And there are a million other examples of horrible torture and murder.

    And none of them will strip me of my humanity, because I rise above. My intellect is not a victim of my emotions.

    I am capable of logic and reason. I am capable of pity and mercy. And, God willing, I always will be.
    I'm sorry I hope I didn't offend you with my barbaric opinion on the this subject. You are clearly superior to me. How does it feel to be one of the elite?
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    The death penalty is in the news again in America because states are turning to new, untested drug concoctions to use for lethal injection, and sometimes the drugs being used in executions cause complications and prolonged dying. There was a case a few months ago out of Ohio, but the story coming out of Oklahoma seems the most controversial yet. It actually delayed another man's execution.

    A link to the story is below...



    So do you favor the death penalty?

    Do you think the death penalty will last in America considering the declining availability of traditional lethal injection drugs?



    Oklahoma’s horrible ‘botched execution’ shows again why the death penalty should be abolished
    If lethal injection cannot be perfected a firing squad can. It's cheap, it works, and it's more fun too.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I'm sorry I hope I didn't offend you with my barbaric opinion on the this subject. You are clearly superior to me. How does it feel to be one of the elite?
    One gets used to it.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    I don't trust the government to get anything right. Give the State the right to execute citizens and they'll turn it into a State issue, and want to kill people for espionage and treason and other crap.
    Here's a simple, nutshell reckoning - don't give the State that kind of power. Work around it.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Greetings, Polgara.

    I suggest life imprisonment, no parole. Do you realize that it is cheaper to keep an inmate in prison for life vs. keeping one on death row?
    : I just don't understand how a State can undo what the legal system has decided is just punishment, by releasing prisoners who are supposed to be serving life sentences. Maybe those released did not fall into that category?

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I don't understand. We pay so much for such expensive, stupid, not always great methods. Bullets are cheap, and headshots are instantaneous.
    What don't you understand about human error? Why would you want to risk killing an innocent person when you don't have to?

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