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Reply #33: child rapists deserve to die, but GOVERNMENTS DO NOT DESERVE THE POWER TO KILL THEIR SUBJECTS [View All]

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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 08:30 AM
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33. child rapists deserve to die, but GOVERNMENTS DO NOT DESERVE THE POWER TO KILL THEIR SUBJECTS
the death penalty is not about the guilty. never was, never will be. focusing on the guilty is an emotional tactic designed to obscure the true issues.

the death penalty is about granting or not granting an awesome, undoable power of the government to control its subjects, with eventual corruption and abuses guaranteed to eventually follow in its application.

the death penalty is also about the innocent who get caught up in a flawed system and have a permanent punishment applied.


if one must dwell on the guilty, how is life in prison without parole in any way insufficient?
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