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

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  • Modify it. (Explain your answer)

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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?

    I am against the death penalty. First of all it is not justice but down to the mood of the jury whether or not gets the death penalty. Secondly it costs a lot more than jailing him/her for life. Thirdly, you cannot un-kill an innocent person but when sentenced to life you can release them.

    Lastly, to some degree the death penalty is based on the quality of the police investigation (or sometimes the lack of it), the quality of the prosecutor (or his hunger sometimes to get a leg up in a future political career), the quality of the defense lawyer (which for rich people/famous cases is a lot better than for Joe Public), the quality of the judge and the deals that were made to get some of the "witnesses" to testify.

    I also have a moral issue with the death penalty. While it may be horrible punishment for a relatively short period of time and then the punishment for the prisoner is over. He is free from his mortal existence and as I do not believe in heaven or hell, he has gotten off lightly IMHO. I want people who have committed the worst crimes (mass murder or repeat murderers) to sit in jail for the rest of their lives. They have to be kept in jail until they die of the natural cause of old age, making their punishment as long as is humanly possible.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    DNA isn't a brand new discovery, but people are still being released today based on its evidence which wasn't available at the time of their trial. This wouldn''t be possible if they'd been executed.
    It's strange that the same people who hate the idea of government interference in their healthcare provision freely give it the power of life and death over them.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Public hangings. Also, need to greatly increase the crimes that qualify for it.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    I would reserve it for only murders who could be absolutely proven to have killed in cold blood, and without it having been a crime of passion. Nobody who did not murder would be killed- even if they were child molesters/rapists, or otherwise considered "evil" by others. First degree murder is the only crime for which someone should have to forfeit their life.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    I say that anyone who expresses support for the State having the power to execute citizens should themselves be executed. Don't ask why, it's just because.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It's strange that the same people who hate the idea of government interference in their healthcare provision freely give it the power of life and death over them.
    It's hypocrisy at it's finest. "The government is too irresponsible to manage my healthcare, my tax money, or my business but it is definitely responsible enough to determine whether or not I get to live."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    If you have to have it explained, you wouldn't understand.
    In other words, you're talking out of your arse.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I would reserve it for only murders who could be absolutely proven to have killed in cold blood, and without it having been a crime of passion. Nobody who did not murder would be killed- even if they were child molesters/rapists, or otherwise considered "evil" by others. First degree murder is the only crime for which someone should have to forfeit their life.
    Why is it necessary at all?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Why is it necessary at all?
    To me, it's necessary, because it balances a grievous wrong that was committed. It's about justice, the symbol of which is a pair of scales.

    I part ways with most libertarians on the issue of the death penalty. As far as I am concerned, if we have no problem with killing in self-defense, it is irrational to be opposed to killing someone who has already murdered someone else.
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