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A Physicist Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 02:13 PM
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208. Epistemologically Challenged Anti-Death Penalty Cult
Not sure where some people on this thread are getting their data but there seems to be an unsubstantiated belief that all Democrats are opposed to the capital punishment; this is not the case.
72.6% of the adult population supports the death penalty and the breakdown by party affiliation is 85.2% Republican, 63.1% Democrat, and 65.8% Independent. Democrats opposed to the death penalty do not own the Democratic Party and there is no party catechism that requires anybody that wishes to a member of the Democratic Party to oppose the death penalty.

My guess is the anti-death penalty crowd thinks their passion on this issue somehow (perhaps through a mysterious force propagating through the luminiferous aether) entitles them to declare those that disagree with them on this issue, not a real Democrat and purge them. You can have your purge when that 63.1% drops to 33%. Your entitled to you own passion but not your own facts.

http://www.utsa.edu/swjcj/archives/5.3/5%20Vollum%20et%...

See also: No true Scotsman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman )
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