It should be supported in both principle and practice.
Yes in principle, but not in practice due to the ambiguity of social bias.
It should be opposed both in principle and practice.
There are ways of creating assurances, through repeated verification and independent sources.
Hypothetically, if the assurances were 100%, the pacifists would still rather know that their loved ones were beaten, raped, and murdered.
The satisfaction of being victimized titilates them.
If an innocent man gets a death penalty and is executed - end of story - the real perp is still out there killing anyway - and the state has exacted revenge on the wrong person. The state cannot compensate and instead has proven as bad as the original criminal for killing an innocent.
Pretty clear cut to me.
I'd like links to your "ways" please... and I'm sure the DNA agencies would too.
Unfortunately, persons of your ilk would swear that murder on videotape was fallible, moreover, would refuse to take action given its absolute certainty.
Libertarianism is a policy which establish the autonomy of the individual, to wit, liberal is a derivative.
Libertarianism is an antonym of authoritarianism.
Libertarianism is deontological, as in first generation rights, as in negative rights which may be equally protected.
When it comes to economics, the term "liberal" is a misnomer, egalitarianism is implemented via authoritarianism; the proper term is utilitarian.
Utilitarianism is consequentialism, as in second or third generation rights, as in positive rights which may not be equally endowed.
I am unfamiliar as to what others may have called you.
However, if one fails to understand the basic premises of society -- http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1057825327 (Is Capital Punishment Justified?), and http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1057821985 (Is Capital Punishment Justified?); such that, even when hypothetically faced with absolute assurance, that person declines to exercise reprisal, that individual is a pacifist, even worse -- a masochist.
The term libertarian comes from the French libertaire, a synonym for anarchism or anarcho-communism.Libertarianism is an antonym of authoritarianism.
"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
In fact, I can agree with the principles behind your argument.
My only real issue comes with granting the Government the authority to carry out the action of the death penalty against its people.
This places the government in a position of superiority over the people because it has a right that supersedes the most basic of rights retained by the people.
Even if the perpetrator has forfeited their own right to life by committing the crime, are we not still imbuing too much power to the government by granting it the ability to carry out such a sentence?
It is my belief that all power greater than that which is retained by the people is in excess of that which the government should wield.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.