Re: death penalty
- From: Louis Epstein <le@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 15:58:03 -0600
John VanSickle <evilsnackKOSHER@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: Louis Epstein wrote:
:> The individual can claim to have no other resort than to kill in
:> self-defense...but the society can not.
: Since the military represents deadly force deployed for the defense of a
: society, this statement needs rephrasing.
War is people both at large shooting at each other.
In the snipped context,capital punishment is a government
killing a prisoner at its mercy...soldiers aren't allowed
to do that.
:> And ANY alternative to execution is AUTOMATICALLY preferable to
: Please consider rephrasing this one, too. Letting a murderer go is also
: an alternative to putting the murderer to death.
Capital punishment is the greatest evil ever conceived by the human mind.
No one is less entitled to kill than a government,
no one more entitled to not be killed than a helpless prisoner.
In any case,any form of non-lethal torture is preferable to execution.
:> : One thing can certainly be said about the death penalty, it does prevent
:> : recidivism.
:> So,kill everyone who breaks a parking rule?
: You knocked the straw pretty far with that one.
If you think execution is a permissible reaction to lawbreaking,
all else is detail.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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