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ThingsGottaChange Donating Member (805 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 10:32 PM
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25. Forget the death penalty
For these two, I would wholeheartedly embrace a torture penalty. Just for a couple of decades. How could that possibly NOT be a fitting punishment?
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  -I'm generally against the Death Penalty... Zueda  Nov-26-07 09:17 PM   #0 
  - Don't let them make you sacrifice your progressive ideals.  Bluebear   Nov-26-07 09:18 PM   #1 
  - You may be right...  Zueda   Nov-26-07 09:30 PM   #3 
  - I understand.  Bluebear   Nov-26-07 09:41 PM   #7 
  - Think?  Lithos   Nov-26-07 09:59 PM   #12 
  - Ubetcha.  TahitiNut   Nov-26-07 11:15 PM   #38 
  - Very well said.  bliss_eternal   Nov-27-07 03:29 AM   #71 
  - Exactly. nt  blondeatlast   Nov-27-07 07:06 AM   #81 
  - sure enough then mix religion in with being born again and all  madokie   Nov-26-07 10:08 PM   #15 
  - The death penalty is about our standards as a society.  Lex   Nov-26-07 09:26 PM   #2 
  - Lex  bbinacan   Nov-26-07 09:41 PM   #6 
  - Sorry, but then you allow them to control you.  Lex   Nov-26-07 10:50 PM   #30 
  - If you could do it to them, you could do it to anyone else you don't  treestar   Nov-27-07 05:26 AM   #79 
     - WTF  bbinacan   Nov-27-07 07:20 PM   #94 
  - Exactly. I won't allow the worst subhuman scum to influence my principled beliefs...  dicksteele   Nov-27-07 03:37 AM   #72 
  - Word is that people  cloudbase   Nov-26-07 09:37 PM   #4 
  - I generally am too  mitchtv   Nov-26-07 09:40 PM   #5 
  - If you're against the death penalty except for certain cases...  SidDithers   Nov-26-07 09:47 PM   #8 
  - exactly right.  MrCoffee   Nov-27-07 11:50 AM   #91 
  - I have little MSM context.. What is 'the baby Grace case' ?  alittlelark   Nov-26-07 09:49 PM   #9 
  - Try this one.  Zueda   Nov-26-07 09:53 PM   #11 
     - The parents have that 'meth tweeker' look.  alittlelark   Nov-26-07 10:10 PM   #17 
     - I agree about the media blitz  Zueda   Nov-26-07 10:19 PM   #22 
     - i disagree about the meth tweeker thing...  QuestionAll   Nov-26-07 11:02 PM   #33 
     - They look to have to much weight.  Zueda   Nov-26-07 11:09 PM   #36 
     - look at their eyes.  alittlelark   Nov-26-07 11:45 PM   #47 
     - What you say has truth, but if you look in her little face and spew resentment  Hoof Hearted   Nov-27-07 12:03 AM   #51 
     - uh, OK  alittlelark   Nov-27-07 12:16 AM   #55 
        - Shame on you for allowing your legitimate hatred of imbalanced coverage infect your humanity.  Hoof Hearted   Nov-27-07 12:36 AM   #58 
           - hmmmm. let me think.... oh yeah! The fact that we are involved  alittlelark   Nov-27-07 12:54 AM   #59 
              - I would like to thank you for not actually addressing my questions.  Hoof Hearted   Nov-27-07 01:06 AM   #61 
              - If you can't possibly spare any outrage for this poor little girl because of the war in Iraq,  WildEyedLiberal   Nov-27-07 01:06 AM   #62 
              - I have 2 children. I would defend them w/ my life.  alittlelark   Nov-27-07 01:18 AM   #64 
              - In this case you're letting the media drive your outrage  treestar   Nov-27-07 05:31 AM   #80 
                 - Who CARES if I wouldn't have known about it without the media, though?  WildEyedLiberal   Nov-27-07 11:48 AM   #90 
              - Why don't you just use generic and more accurate words like  Zueda   Nov-27-07 01:12 AM   #63 
              - What part of 'white girl' and 'Faux news' are you confused about?  alittlelark   Nov-27-07 01:27 AM   #65 
                 - Are really this "all over the road" on this pet topic?  Zueda   Nov-27-07 01:31 AM   #66 
                 - Your 'grammer' is so bad I had a hemorrhage  alittlelark   Nov-27-07 01:46 AM   #69 
                    - You mean 'Grammar'? n/t  Zueda   Nov-27-07 08:31 AM   #84 
                 - Once again, I would like to thank you for not actually addressing my questions.  Hoof Hearted   Nov-27-07 01:37 AM   #67 
                    - discover spell checkl.  alittlelark   Nov-27-07 01:43 AM   #68 
              - OMG  cboy4   Nov-27-07 05:15 AM   #76 
              - That is an incredibly screwed up way of thinking.  Marrah_G   Nov-27-07 12:27 PM   #92 
     - What context would you like to have? n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-27-07 10:11 AM   #88 
     - The crime is horrible. Here's what troubles me about the article.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-27-07 10:21 AM   #89 
  - You know many people are wrongfully convicted  skipos   Nov-26-07 09:53 PM   #10 
  - I believe that that is where I draw the line...  Zueda   Nov-26-07 10:03 PM   #13 
  - But the problem is, what is "cut and dry?"  skipos   Nov-26-07 10:10 PM   # 
  - 'Cut and dry' to me would go something like this.  Zueda   Nov-26-07 10:30 PM   #24 
     - But there is no way to legislate that into DP  skipos   Nov-26-07 10:46 PM   #27 
  - I was pro-dp until I started researching it.  skipos   Nov-26-07 10:14 PM   #20 
  - Countries with the death penalty have much higher murder rates than those who don't execute.  yardwork   Nov-26-07 11:09 PM   #35 
  - I think it would be more punishing if they were made  patrice   Nov-26-07 10:06 PM   #14 
  - How can you be "generally" against the death penalty?  sfexpat2000   Nov-26-07 10:10 PM   #16 
  - Yes.  Phentex   Nov-27-07 05:23 AM   #78 
  - just lock em up  bambino   Nov-26-07 10:11 PM   #18 
  - I hope they rot in prison.  SeattleGirl   Nov-26-07 10:12 PM   #19 
  - time to start my own private firestorm, but damn am i passionate  RebelSansCause   Nov-26-07 10:15 PM   #21 
  - The parents look like meth-heads  alittlelark   Nov-26-07 10:26 PM   #23 
  - so we should just throw away the bad eggs?  RebelSansCause   Nov-26-07 10:47 PM   #28 
     - I don't know how much you know about meth....  alittlelark   Nov-26-07 10:56 PM   #31 
     - That may be a bad analogy.  Zueda   Nov-26-07 11:06 PM   #34 
  - In this case, and in some others, I disagree.  yardwork   Nov-26-07 11:11 PM   #37 
  - and what constitutes the boundary line between  RebelSansCause   Nov-26-07 11:30 PM   #43 
     - In general, I am dubious about rehabilitation for murder and rape.  yardwork   Nov-26-07 11:34 PM   #44 
        - do you believe people are born ready to kill?  RebelSansCause   Nov-26-07 11:49 PM   #48 
           - As I said in my earlier post, I don't decide. A jury decides.  yardwork   Nov-27-07 09:48 AM   #85 
  - IMO it's not worth it to take a chance that people like this can be re-integrated into society  Hippo_Tron   Nov-27-07 04:35 AM   #74 
  - Forget the death penalty  ThingsGottaChange   Nov-26-07 10:32 PM   #25 
  - because this is a society that stands against such heinous actions  RebelSansCause   Nov-26-07 10:36 PM   #26 
  - People who say "I'm generally against the death penalty but..."  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-26-07 10:49 PM   #29 
  - I'm 'generally' against the death penalty.  alittlelark   Nov-26-07 10:58 PM   #32 
  - Should you really say that?  Zueda   Nov-26-07 11:21 PM   #41 
  - Touche. nt  BullGooseLoony   Nov-26-07 11:35 PM   #45 
  - You are right - conservatives are given to knee-jerk reactions  alittlelark   Nov-26-07 11:49 PM   #49 
  - I'm generally against the death penalty but...  SyntaxError   Nov-27-07 12:15 AM   #54 
     - You know what they say about people who say...  Zueda   Nov-27-07 12:25 AM   #56 
  - I'm against the DP for all crimes, no matter how hideous but I will admit...  BlueJazz   Nov-26-07 11:16 PM   #39 
  - The DP is judicial punishment  darboy   Nov-26-07 11:23 PM   #42 
  - I'm against the death penalty too  darboy   Nov-26-07 11:19 PM   #40 
  - hah! good point.. I don't really understand how you can be against it and also be for it...  SyntaxError   Nov-27-07 12:11 AM   #53 
     - So if one was to take the position that life in prison is more...  Zueda   Nov-27-07 12:35 AM   #57 
        - Are you saying you don't see the difference between life confinement and death?  SyntaxError   Nov-27-07 08:23 AM   #82 
  - I think they should suffer what I like to call -  Hoof Hearted   Nov-26-07 11:38 PM   #46 
  - Since we're talking Death Penalty.  Zueda   Nov-26-07 11:58 PM   #50 
  - In Soviet Russia, the death penalty is generally against you....  SyntaxError   Nov-27-07 12:08 AM   #52 
  - LMAO  Hippo_Tron   Nov-27-07 04:37 AM   #75 
  - I am against all forms of state-sanctioned revenge killing.  Nutmegger   Nov-27-07 01:02 AM   #60 
  - Have you read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham?  B Calm   Nov-27-07 01:49 AM   #70 
  - Justice isn't about what punishment they are worthy of  Hippo_Tron   Nov-27-07 04:28 AM   #73 
  - The DP is a concept that is ancient & barbaric.  Disturbed   Nov-27-07 05:22 AM   #77 
  - " Justice isn't about what punishment they are worthy of" I like that line...  SyntaxError   Nov-27-07 08:24 AM   #83 
  - I feel that way about some cases, too.  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-27-07 09:56 AM   #86 
  - You're right -- everyday alive is day they can enjoy rethinking what they did to her  aikoaiko   Nov-27-07 10:05 AM   #87 
  - Either you do support the DP, but have problems with the application  RGBolen   Nov-27-07 12:33 PM   #93 
  - I am totally opposed to state sanctioned executions...  Whisp   Nov-27-07 07:50 PM   #95 
  - agreed...  ileus   Nov-27-07 07:58 PM   #96 
  - Death Penalty  Lamonte   Nov-27-07 08:06 PM   #97 

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