"Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
I'm not quite sure how your response relates to my post, but okay, for the record, I don't find the pro-DP camp to be any more judgemental or sanctimonious than the anti-camp. Especially given that the latter will be dominated by Liberals, who of course eschew reason in favour of egalitarian platitudes and gratuitous emotionality.
With all due respect, MadLib, I find that a Liberal decrying 'melodrama' is scarcely less amusing than the idea of a neo-Nazi complaining of bigotry.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
Yes, I agree costs can be reduced, esp. by reducing the appeals periods and legal fees. (However it's nearly impossible to do that while trying to protect those incorrectly convicted)
And I dont consider the prison system 'society'. It is specifically designed to keep dangerous people OUT of society. Anyone working there or incarcerated is knowingly subject to that environment.
Are there any stats on how many DP incarcerated inmates have killed inside compared to inmates jailed for lesser offenses? Or are you saying no one should be in jail? Because anyone of those inmates is a potential danger, not just those convicted of DP offenses.
I couldn't give a definitive answer to the question. There are people who commit crimes so vile they forfeit their right to live on the same planet as me. Not all murderers fit into this category, but enough do to make it very difficult for me to absolutely oppose it.
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