Is support for the Death Penalty driven by Emotion or by Logic?
I am curious to hear what people think, but more importantly, for them to back their beliefs with evidence or well thought out arguments.
Emotion (ie revenge)
Logic (ie best possible solution)
Other and why...
You maybe should have had a choice for light and instructive family entertainment, as capital punishment was seen in an earlier time.
The death penalty is a pretty minor issue for me, and I could easily be swayed, but I think it is necessary. At the very least, there needs to be a way to deal with people who already serve life in prison, yet continue to kill. Other than that I'm pretty neutral as far as the normal arguments go. For people not already in prison, I don't think that the death penatly is an effective deterrent if life in prison is not. On the other hand, I shed no tears for rapists and murderers and am not bothered in the slightest by their executions. There are certainly some problems with the application of the death penalty in the US, but on principle I do not oppose the death penalty
In America, taking kids to observe public hangings was seen, as I understand it, as a way to teach young men to connect actions with consequences.
Of course, they had a far lower murder rate, so what did they know?
It might also be because they are religious tyrrants and oppressive dictators with some of the worst human rights records on the planet scaring the **** out of their populations and subjegating over half of the population to the whims of fanatical men.
Google and AcronymFinder both came up blank. What is the WONA?The eastern part of country was fairly peaceful for a while after the WONA.
I support the death penalty for completely logical reasons. If something bad
had happened to someone close to me, I would also support it for emotional reasons.
A swift death penalty should be put in place accross the country in a way that it is a "given" that if you commit first degree murder you are also committing suicide.
Then let's see what happens to the crime rates.....
This will also help keep money from being misdirected to the lifelong support of an anti-life human monster. This would keep more money in circulation, driving the economy.