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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 08:10 PM
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178. But...
No civilized nation kills it's citizens.

But what kind of civilized citizen kills the fellow citizens of his civilized nation?

How is a civilized nation to deal with the most uncivil of its people? Civilly?

I am against the death penalty because an ever-increasing number of people in our prisons have been exonerated, some after decades in prison. Given this, I think it's unwise to pursue the death penalty.

But I don't oppose it on "civilized" grounds. Someone who makes the choice to set themselves outside the bounds of civilization through barbaric acts is not deserving of civil behavior in return, other than the due process of law.
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