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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    I see where the OP is trying to go but it assumes that the person being tortured will give good information once torture is used.

    Bad assumption.
    It's a bad assumption to assume that any person being interrogated will give good information, period. Police interrogations are a good example: 25% of the convictions overturned by DNA testing by the Innocence Project involved a defendant who falsely confessed to a crime.

    Information gleaned from any interrogation needs to be corroborated, regardless of the techniques used to gain the information.

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    In any case, what 2 or 10 or 85 people may do individually is not a green light to adopt bad policy for a country.
    How fortunate for the country, then, that waterboarding terrorists was a good policy.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    You do not understand multiplication?
    Repetition is not multiplication.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Repetition is not multiplication.
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Let the public school provide the basics, you as the parent can do the fine tuning.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    When you are done laughing at yourself, don't forget to answer the original question about how the number of times a person is waterboarded makes the alleged fear of drowning "worse" than an actual drowning experience.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    This hypothetical scenario is an attempt to gauge one's moral position on torture. It is not meant to elicit idiotic references to the television show 24. That a hypothetical is unlikely to occur is irrelevant - they are intended to subject our moral suppositions to scrutiny by forcing us to make a choice. Having said that, please answer the question with a YES or NO answer followed by an explanation.

    If you had to brutally torture a person in order to save the lives of your family, would you do it?

    The hypothetical assumes said person is a murderous thug who is directly responsible for endangering your family.


    Answer: Yes.

    Explanation: Because I hold the lives of my family in a higher regard than murderous thugs.
    Without a moments hesistation... yes.
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    Don't care what their title is.

    If it comes between someone else's life or well being vs. My family's life or well being... my family wins every single time.

    And before anybody asks a dumb question I'll throw this one out there.

    I would torture a retarded, siamese twin baby who is missing 3 fingers on his right hand, 4 on his left, and a foot in order to save my family.

    That is pathetic. Seriously...
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    When you are done laughing at yourself, don't forget to answer the original question about how the number of times a person is waterboarded makes the alleged fear of drowning "worse" than an actual drowning experience.
    There is no point in explaining that to someone when he doesn't even know multiplication.
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Let the public school provide the basics, you as the parent can do the fine tuning.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Repetition is not multiplication.
    just out of curiosity...

    When Clinton said that oral sex was not sex, did you agree with him?
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Let the public school provide the basics, you as the parent can do the fine tuning.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    There is no point in explaining that to someone when he doesn't even know multiplication.
    Translation: you have no clue, it just sounded good at the time.

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    Re: Would You Utilize Torture to Save a Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Translation: you have no clue, it just sounded good at the time.
    says the guy who doesn't know multiplication
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Let the public school provide the basics, you as the parent can do the fine tuning.

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