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Do you believe in the death penalty? Why or why not?

ROLMAO 2012/05/20 22:32:11
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  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/05/21 00:59:30
    No, Why?
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +3
    Much as it salves our bloodlust for the individual who has committed horrendous crimes, it is NOT a deterrent. Too many open and shut cases have been reopened and reversed since the advances made in the laboratory.....i.e. DNA, etc. The life of an innocent man is worth far more than gold, and innocent men have been convicted/executed or the lack of this evidence. It also costs us far more to go through all the appeals and legal rigamarole to finally execute them than to just warehouse them and be done with it.
    Charles Manson

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  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/05/24 18:10:43
    Yes, Why?
    Swan Eshdeh
    i am a Muslim
  • den 2012/05/22 11:31:07
    No, Why?
    den
    ....the Bible commands it in many places
  • shadow76 2012/05/22 06:06:57
    Yes, Why?
    shadow76
    +1
    Because when people commit such horrible crimes like Ted Bundy's and other serial killer they deserve the hardest punishment possible.
  • Marvelous Wildfire 2012/05/22 04:06:03
    Yes, Why?
    Marvelous Wildfire
    +1
    Are violent predators an endangered species?
    No?
    Then there is no reason to stockpile dangerous CONVICTED FELONS that are a menace as long as they live.
  • wildcat 2012/05/22 02:52:20
    No, Why?
    wildcat
    +1
    I just don't think it the right thing to do. It simply appears to be barbaric to me.
  • MichaelDillon 2012/05/22 02:50:28
    Yes, Why?
    MichaelDillon
    +2
    It brings the recidivism rate to zero.
  • Wyzard 2012/05/21 23:31:44
    Yes, Why?
    Wyzard
    Only if the guilty verdict is 100% flawless.
  • wale63 2012/05/21 23:26:31
    Yes, Why?
    wale63
    +2
    Those who have applied the ultimate penalty to their victims must have the ULTIMATE penalty applied to THEM.
    Andy
  • Howard 2012/05/21 22:59:37 (edited)
    No, Why?
    Howard
    Our government does -- especially in relation to us. There are hundreds of thousands of guillotines (bought with our tax dollars) presently hidden and stored away on U.S. soil, just waiting for the hour of martial law to be declared, by any pretext conceivable. Why guillotines, you ask? Because it's the only method of execution that renders the body's organs in an undamaged, harvestable state... and sales of human organs to terminally ill people is a HUGE cash cow. Additionally, with the inclusion of a few chemical and artificial flavorings, the human husks yield a 'soylent green' for the 21st century, thereby addressing the worldwide food shortage.
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/05/21 21:48:17
    Yes, Why?
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    It makes more sense than paying a lifetime's worth of expenses on a criminal; who will just sit there in jail changing nothing.
  • pammerjammer 2012/05/21 18:54:47
    Yes, Why?
    pammerjammer
    +2
    Live by the sword, die by the sword. If you choose to kill someone then be prepared to die. I believe bad people are born that way and nothing will change them.
  • ehrhornp 2012/05/21 16:01:11
    No, Why?
    ehrhornp
    +1
    To believe in the death penalty means one must have a lot of faith in gov. I just don't have that faith. Also two wrongs do not make a right.
  • Tropiceagle33 2012/05/21 14:48:35
    Yes, Why?
    Tropiceagle33
    +1
    only for the unrepentant criminals
  • Captain Bacon 2012/05/21 05:03:18
    Yes, Why?
    Captain Bacon
    +2
    Deterent!
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/05/21 02:56:36
    No, Why?
    Prime Time Lime
    +1
    It is inhuman and morally reprehensible in a civilized world or country to have the death penalty. Many countries disallow it and the US should follow suit.
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/05/21 01:17:53
    Yes, Why?
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +2
    Murderers and child molesters should die, they never need to be back in society. They will do it again. Use the resources on people that deserve it.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/05/21 00:59:30
    No, Why?
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +3
    Much as it salves our bloodlust for the individual who has committed horrendous crimes, it is NOT a deterrent. Too many open and shut cases have been reopened and reversed since the advances made in the laboratory.....i.e. DNA, etc. The life of an innocent man is worth far more than gold, and innocent men have been convicted/executed or the lack of this evidence. It also costs us far more to go through all the appeals and legal rigamarole to finally execute them than to just warehouse them and be done with it.
    Charles Manson
  • beach bum 2012/05/21 00:58:32
    No, Why?
    beach bum
    +1
    what if the person is innocent?????
  • caius madison 2012/05/21 00:34:04
    Yes, Why?
    caius madison
    +1
    I believe it does reduce the amount of murderers. I also wouldn't want the homeless to take advantage of the food and shelter prison provides if we did away with it. Just my opinion.
  • selgo451 2012/05/20 23:40:15
  • Marvelo... selgo451 2012/05/22 04:10:57
    Marvelous Wildfire
    The accurate translation is closer to: "Thou shalt not MURDER."
    Big difference.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/20 23:19:13
  • SA 2012/05/20 23:13:49
    No, Why?
    SA
    +2
    I am pro life regardless of who's life it is.
  • bags th... SA 2012/05/21 01:00:35
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +1
    I can respect that whether or not I agree with it.
  • SA bags th... 2012/05/21 15:13:22
    SA
    +1
    Thank you
  • Ian 2012/05/20 23:09:46
    No, Why?
    Ian
    Depends on the crime....
  • Lexii Acosta 2012/05/20 23:07:22
    No, Why?
    Lexii Acosta
    +3
    two wrongs don't make a right...who are we to take someone's else live
  • Jo 2012/05/20 22:51:30
    Yes, Why?
    Jo
    +3
    some crimes dictate that the perpetrator be taken off this earth.
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/05/20 22:47:52 (edited)
    No, Why?
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +3
    Several reasons.

    1. There is no way to be 100% certain of guilt, so it becomes inevitable that innocent people get executed.

    2. No one has the right to take another's life, no matter the motive, reason, or "justification". Majority vote, royal decree or even divine fiat does not give anyone, not even God itself, the right to do it.

    3. It lowers the society that practices the Death Penalty to the same moral level as any murderer. The only difference is numbers and motive.
  • Ryoka∞Boy 2012/05/20 22:37:37
    Yes, Why?
    Ryoka∞Boy
    +2
    However,not entirely.I believe in death penalty only for some crimes like child sexual abuse or serial killers,not for just anyone.
  • kent 2012/05/20 22:37:23
    No, Why?
    kent
    +2
    I will not murder another person and will not be a part of a society that does. State sponsored premeditated killing is vengence killing, and to me has little to differentiate it from any one else deciding who needs to die.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/20 22:33:08

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