View Poll Results: Do you support the death penalty?

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  • Strongly support

    50 33.33%
  • Somewhat/leaning in support

    17 11.33%
  • Unsure

    4 2.67%
  • Somewhat/leaning agains

    16 10.67%
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    63 42.00%
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Thread: Death Penalty, for or against

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    I am happy to see nearly half of the voters so far express a strong opposition to the death penalty. There is no reason to have the death penalty except as a form of revenge... something we are taught is wrong at an early age.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't have a problem with it at all. There are cases where there is absolutely no doubt who did it.
    Even if there is absolutely no doubt, as a libertarian I cannot approve of granting the power of life and death to a State that is inherently corrupt and has no reason to kill another human being when he/she can be isolated from society.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Absolutely, positively strongly support, we don't use it nearly often enough.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Of course it does. People figure... if the government can kill a helpless harmless person who is definitely guilty of bad things, then so can I.
    Do you not understand what "rationalization" means?

    How do you not understand that it sets a bad example? It's clearly saying "doing this is ok".

    Abandon your emotion and you will abandon the bloodthirsty vengeance of the death penalty.
    the difference is the the Constitutional allows for capital punishment with due process.


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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I believe the DP (done correctly) is more humane than locking someone in a cell for life.
    I wouldn't have a problem with a voluntary death penalty. The prisoner submits a request form and their life imprisonment could be quickly and humanely ended.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    I do not support the death penalty for many reasons.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    I don't believe it right to kill someone who is not currently presenting a threat, not even if it were Hitler.

    If we're going to have it, can we save the hundreds of thousands it costs and just put a $.30 cent 9MM into the back of their head immediately?
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    For.

    All is morality, in all it's personalised glory. To my mind, certain transgressions so egregiously violate the social contract, that whatever protections were previously afforded the perpetrator by virtue of it may be denied with equal prejudice. Whatever misgivings one might voice are surely more resultant of overemphasis on an improbable utopianism, than the practicalities of a reality that falls short of romantic idealism. While we award ourselves pats on the back, the victims suffer.

    Where any consideration of morality hinges upon the balance of considerations due to both transgressor and victim, there is surely no contest. Forfeiture is sealed with conscious rejection of the same. To then sue for clemency, having blithely cast aside that which one now demands of others, is surely the preserve of scoundrels.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    I think it is far worse punishment for someone to rot in prison than to be given a "painless" death. Child rapists on the other hand should be drawn and quartered.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Do you know what the executed party in Oklahoma did? He's a black man who beat a white woman half to death then buried her alive. He buried her alive. All you people blubbering against the death penalty, imagine yourself buried alive, then get back to me on the subject of retribution.

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