View Poll Results: What would you do about the death penalty?

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  • Nothing. It's fine as it's currently practiced.

    6 7.59%
  • Eliminate it completely.

    42 53.16%
  • Modify it. (Explain your answer)

    31 39.24%
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Thread: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Killing in self defense comes from the notion that you have a right to life and the right to defend it. Killing for punishment comes from the notion that some crimes deserve certain punishments.
    Not necessarily. Killing for punishment can also come from the perceived need to protect the society from future crimes.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    The DP should never be used as a punishment. It's something that shoud be done strictly to protect society from it's most dangerous members. Incarceration for life simply means that the person is a threat to fewer people.
    Incarceration in a high-security prison can eliminate the threat almost entirely, while still preserving his/her life.

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Incarceration in a high-security prison can eliminate the threat almost entirely, while still preserving his/her life.
    It's that word "almost" that ruins your argument. With our current penal system, there is no way to make such a person NO threat, just a minimal one. Unfortunately, there are people in this world who need to be 100% removed from any possibility of them ever harming another human being. Sadly, there is only one way to accomplish this... If there was an option, I'd say that we take it, but until that happens, we as a society need to have something in place to make sure that these kind of people never have even remotest chance of ever harming anyone.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    It's that word "almost" that ruins your argument. With our current penal system, there is no way to make such a person NO threat, just a minimal one. Unfortunately, there are people in this world who need to be 100% removed from any possibility of them ever harming another human being. Sadly, there is only one way to accomplish this... If there was an option, I'd say that we take it, but until that happens, we as a society need to have something in place to make sure that these kind of people never have even remotest chance of ever harming anyone.
    Just like there's no 100% way to secure a prison, there's no 100% way to know the person you are is executing is actually guilty. If there's even 1% chance that the person is innocent, we should not execute them. And, with the current incompetence of our criminal "justice" system, the percentage is much higher than that.

    There is no reason why, with the technology we have at our disposal, we should not be able to keep dangerous criminals incarcerated for life.

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    This will work right up until the leftist can sell the public we just executed an innocent man. 60 minutes will probably repeat it, Anderson cooper will visit with his mom, and Fox with his hot wife!
    What will be the difference. The left does all of that now.

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Ok. What would be your course of action if, after the execution, it is found out the person was indeed innocent? What you you advocate we do for the family of that victim?
    Give them a free voucher for "Flowers-R-Us".

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Self-defense is only legitimate because it is in the interest of your direct safety, not because it is acceptable to kill murderers.
    I think it's absolutely wonderful to kill murderers.

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I think it's absolutely wonderful to kill murderers.
    Killing is (sometimes) a necessary evil. It's never wonderful.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Public hangings. Also, need to greatly increase the crimes that qualify for it.
    Indeed. Whenever I walk down the street and get a breath of air, I always think about how much nicer things would be if we were more like Iran. Never saw a bulldozer go down the street without thinking, "Too bad there isn't some guy hanging from that!"
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Incarceration in a high-security prison can eliminate the threat almost entirely, while still preserving his/her life.
    The killer's victims do not get the same consideration.

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