View Poll Results: Do you support the death penalty?

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    What is "pathetically self centered" about it?
    It's pathetically self centered to want to kill in vengeance (not defense).

    What "what justifies the existence of society itself"?
    The treatment of the most pathetic illustrates the decency of society and justifies its existence.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya SW. I am against the death penalty except for extreme and some unusual case. I don't believe in the Right of the State or Government to put people to death.
    the 5th amendment.


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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    A jury of your peers decides your fate, the government only carries it out.Personally, I wouldn't mind if the victim's family got to decide the punishment and carry it out.
    Now that's where I think it should be.....if those people decide to give mercy. Then that's what they did. If they decide to take his life for crimes against their bloodline. Then its their call to make. Not the state nor the governments.

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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

    Yet drug addicts die painless deaths by mistake all the time. This is what happens when simple becomes a government process designed to appease the unappeasable.

    When I was dating my wife, her college roommate was kidnapped and raped over a period of 24 hrs. The kidnapper/rapist had previously kidnapped and raped a number of other women, including one he shot multiple times and then beat to death when the gun jammed.

    By some miracle, the roommate convinced her captor/rapist to let her go, with promises of future delights if he did so. Imagine living with that.

    Bottom line, this thing was caught, convicted, and sentenced to death.

    Again, this happened when I was dating my wife prior to getting married.

    A few months back, we celebrated 35 years of marriage.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    the 5th amendment.
    What about it?

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    l defend the rights of victims ,not pedohilies ,psychos ,serial killers.so it means l am a humanist.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It's pathetically self centered to want to kill in vengeance (not defense).
    You're misunderstanding me.

    I'm not talking about vengeance at all.

    I'm not saying that we should execute the most egregious offenders of our most fundamental laws because of "an eye for an eye", or anything like that.

    I'm saying we should do it because a.) such people have forfeit their right to remain among us in civil society, and b.) because there is no guarantee that they can be reformed and become trusted members of society.

    The treatment of the most pathetic illustrates the decency of society and justifies its existence.
    Nonsense.

    Society exists, much like government, to ensure the greatest good for the greatest number.

    A society needn't be decent in order to fulfill such a mandate, much less to do so effectively.
    “Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
    For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    You're misunderstanding me.

    I'm not talking about vengeance at all.

    I'm not saying that we should execute the most egregious offenders of our most fundamental laws because of "an eye for an eye", or anything like that.

    I'm saying we should do it because a.) such people have forfeit their right to remain among us in civil society, and b.) because there is no guarantee that they can be reformed and become trusted members of society.
    That's true of every convict. You're just spewing generalities to justify your bloodlust.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    In theory I am VERY for the DP. It is the right thing to do and upholds a societies stance that innocent life is the most precious thing. My problem is in the application. Innocent people are sentenced and it is too costly. If they are truly guilty just use a bullet and I whole heartedly support the DP.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    the 5th amendment.
    I'll buy you a pretzel if you can make sense out of that...
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