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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 03:07 PM
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148. Sanctioned murder tells people that revenge killing is ok too, which increases murder because
they think "He just did x, y and z to me. I'll take the law into my own hands and see that justice is done." We train people in this country to think for themselves and take care of themselves and not expect the government to do things for them. The inevitable result is that people go out and shoot their wife's lover, shoot the person who stole their TV, shoot the person who kicked their dog.

I suspect that if we had no death penalty and if killing was never acceptable, people might consider lesser options when they are deciding on their penalties for their own summary justice. Ending war would help, too. And hunting.
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