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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    Quote Originally Posted by ADG View Post
    My point is that with 200 men being exonerated, the death penalty could only be imposed if there was absolutely no doubt of guilt. I guess what I am saying is that while I do not have a moral problem with euthanizing a person who is proven to be a sub-human, the burden of proof should be so high as to restrict the punishment for only a fraction of cases that currently call for it.
    I respect the recognition that there are few who unequivocally 'deserve' to die, while disrespecting the idea that 'society' in general, or the 'community' in particular should assume the right to decide who lives and who dies. Please explain the authority by which the state or the government assumes that authority.
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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I have no idea to what you refer. The issues are so disparate that I'm bemused as to what you are trying to link together. Where does advocacy for the death penalty and opposition to Israel intersect? Who are you suggesting is cheerleading for both?
    They're not disparate...they are stereotypical (American) liberal issues....at least they used to be. Today's liberal seems to have flipped on these....
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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    Quote Originally Posted by mattillac View Post
    Killing someone to prove that killing someone is wrong.
    ...is wrong.
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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    I still think that life without parole is a harsher sentence than a painless death. Of course, no one really knows what happens after that death, do they?
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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I still think that life without parole is a harsher sentence than a painless death. Of course, no one really knows what happens after that death, do they?
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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    i'm from a Country where the death penalty has been abolished forever after laws were passed ensuring it could never be reinstated. prior to that, the death penalty had not been used since 1967.

    the whole system is simply too unreliable to do anything that is irreversible. it always amuses me to see the people who loudly campaign for less Government interference in their lives are the same people who are quite happy to give that same Government the absolute power to choose life over death.
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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    The purpose of the justice system must be to reform criminals into productive members of society. Criminals who can not or will not be reformed are a threat to society and an impediment to the intended function of the system. They must be eliminated.

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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    Quote Originally Posted by ADG View Post
    My point is that with 200 men being exonerated, the death penalty could only be imposed if there was absolutely no doubt of guilt. I guess what I am saying is that while I do not have a moral problem with euthanizing a person who is proven to be a sub-human, the burden of proof should be so high as to restrict the punishment for only a fraction of cases that currently call for it.
    Those 200 juries did not have any doubt. At least not any reasonable doubt. Juries make mistakes, and a mistake in killing a human being cannot be later rectified. A prisoner can be released from jail. I know of no way to bring a wrongfully executed person back from the dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    i'm from a Country where the death penalty has been abolished forever after laws were passed ensuring it could never be reinstated. prior to that, the death penalty had not been used since 1967.

    the whole system is simply too unreliable to do anything that is irreversible. it always amuses me to see the people who loudly campaign for less Government interference in their lives are the same people who are quite happy to give that same Government the absolute power to choose life over death.
    And yet every single government in the entire world has that power. Even the ones without the death penalty. Every one of them has some sort of military.
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    Re: The Latest Lynchings Yes/No

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Those 200 juries did not have any doubt. At least not any reasonable doubt. Juries make mistakes, and a mistake in killing a human being cannot be later rectified. A prisoner can be released from jail. I know of no way to bring a wrongfully executed person back from the dead.
    I don't know of any way to give a prisoner twenty years of his life back, either.

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