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39. my preferred reason: what government deserves the power to kill its own subjects?
NO GOVERNMENT should have the power to kill its own subjects, period.

for a country founded by people with a healthy mistrust of government, you would think this would be a basic, well accepted concept.

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  -10 Reasons to Abolish the Death Penalty ProudDad  Nov-11-09 01:22 PM   #0 
  - k&r  LeftishBrit   Nov-11-09 01:23 PM   #1 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Nov-11-09 01:23 PM   #2 
  - 118 outta 190, or so. Which does the US share its zeal for continuing it?  Echo In Light   Nov-11-09 01:25 PM   #3 
  - It's part of the circuses part of "Bread and Circuses"  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 01:26 PM   #5 
  - _  Echo In Light   Nov-11-09 01:32 PM   #11 
  - Because most Americans support the death penalty.  redqueen   Nov-11-09 01:30 PM   #9 
     - ??? No, not "why," but which other countries are aligned w/US re DP?  Echo In Light   Nov-11-09 01:34 PM   #14 
        - OH!  redqueen   Nov-11-09 01:37 PM   #17 
           - Thanks for providing the link  Echo In Light   Nov-11-09 01:41 PM   #20 
  - K&R. nt  anonymous171   Nov-11-09 01:26 PM   #4 
  - 1. If it's wrong to kill, then it's wrong to kill.  Iggo   Nov-11-09 01:29 PM   #6 
  - ^ hard to argue with that one  jtrockville   Nov-11-09 02:04 PM   #26 
  - Not same  Knight Hawk   Nov-11-09 07:39 PM   #53 
     - delete.  Iggo   Nov-11-09 10:01 PM   #65 
  - K&R!  redqueen   Nov-11-09 01:30 PM   #7 
  - Ah, I see the no-necks from the death squads  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 01:30 PM   #8 
  - Number one is used by anti-abortion asshats. n/t  ingac70   Nov-11-09 01:32 PM   #10 
  - Playing fast and loose with the term "murder" is another thing that anti-choice...  mitchum   Nov-11-09 01:38 PM   #18 
     - There's a big difference  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 02:53 PM   #30 
        - Thank you for proving my point, FastandLooseDad  mitchum   Nov-11-09 03:23 PM   #37 
           - Murder by the state is no different than murder by  sabrina 1   Nov-11-09 07:27 PM   #50 
  - 11th Reason: It's a waste of money  Jkid   Nov-11-09 01:33 PM   #12 
  - What if the condemned...  thenooch   Nov-11-09 01:33 PM   #13 
  - That little bastard obviously wanted to die....  ingac70   Nov-11-09 01:34 PM   #15 
     - Revenge is wasteful and counter-productive  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 02:55 PM   #32 
        - You think a mass murderer can be rehabilitated?  ingac70   Nov-11-09 03:01 PM   #35 
           - Yes...  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 07:19 PM   #49 
              - By all means....  ingac70   Nov-11-09 09:40 PM   #64 
  - Who did your offspring murder?  mitchum   Nov-11-09 01:36 PM   #16 
  - You know,  Libertas1776   Nov-11-09 01:40 PM   #19 
  - K&R  EFerrari   Nov-11-09 01:41 PM   #21 
  - My fundamental problem with the death penalty is that it's irreversible.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-11-09 01:43 PM   #22 
  - Drop the "what if." It's happened.  jmowreader   Nov-15-09 07:49 PM   #69 
  - Excellent  Blecht   Nov-11-09 01:47 PM   #23 
  - and  Amaya   Nov-11-09 01:53 PM   #24 
  - my thoughts  Deep13   Nov-11-09 01:58 PM   #25 
  - ???  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 02:50 PM   #29 
  - the death penalty denies the capacity of people to mend their ways and become a better person  Progservative_n_SC   Nov-11-09 02:35 PM   #27 
  - Hey, it's done all the time...  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 02:49 PM   #28 
  - And what would that be  Progservative_n_SC   Nov-11-09 02:57 PM   #34 
     - Total bullshit!  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 07:15 PM   #48 
        - Take it for what it is worth  Progservative_n_SC   Nov-11-09 07:51 PM   #57 
  - Actually, the OP of this thread is indeed one of those people who...  mitchum   Nov-11-09 03:26 PM   #38 
     - Seriously?  TK421   Nov-11-09 07:58 PM   #60 
  - Only one reason to ban the death penalty...it's not perfect. Period. n/t  cynatnite   Nov-11-09 02:54 PM   #31 
  - Revenge is wasteful and counter-productive  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 02:56 PM   #33 
     - I often wonder when the last time someone counted the innocent...  cynatnite   Nov-11-09 03:04 PM   #36 
        - Here are a few who are counting...  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 07:12 PM   #46 
        - Thank you! n/t  cynatnite   Nov-11-09 07:46 PM   #55 
        - I just read through those sites. I wish I had a paper due on "Innuendo" as there  Egalitariat   Nov-11-09 07:54 PM   #58 
        - Here are a few who are counting...  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 07:13 PM   #47 
  - my preferred reason: what government deserves the power to kill its own subjects?  unblock   Nov-11-09 04:31 PM   #39 
  - Excellent article thanks for sharing!!!  gopiscrap   Nov-11-09 05:31 PM   #40 
  - 11. No definitive proof that it is punishment.  lonestarnot   Nov-11-09 05:34 PM   #41 
  - As a death penalty supporter the only argument that resonates with me is killing innocent people  aikoaiko   Nov-11-09 05:42 PM   #42 
  - Well, the pro-death forces have been very  ProudDad   Nov-11-09 07:08 PM   #45 
     - Nothing to be smug about.  aikoaiko   Nov-11-09 08:17 PM   #62 
  - K&R  pleah   Nov-11-09 06:07 PM   #43 
  - too bad I can only unrec once....  invader zim   Nov-11-09 06:37 PM   #44 
  - And I'm glad I can wipe out your unrec with a rec  sabrina 1   Nov-11-09 07:29 PM   #51 
     - Heh!  lonestarnot   Nov-11-09 07:41 PM   #54 
     - awww..that's no way to be.  invader zim   Nov-11-09 07:59 PM   #61 
        - Yep, I heard that same argument after they executed  sabrina 1   Nov-11-09 09:36 PM   #63 
  - 12 Reasons Why We Should Have it,,  dontfollowmeb   Nov-11-09 07:38 PM   #52 
  - No, seriously, I couldn't possibly... Well maybe one more slice of anchovy,,,  ElboRuum   Nov-12-09 04:55 AM   #66 
  - I'm with you until some animal kidnaps, rapes, tortures, and kills a child  Egalitariat   Nov-11-09 07:49 PM   #56 
  - Must of Lost My Post  dontfollowmeb   Nov-11-09 07:55 PM   #59 
  - #6 makes me want to puke...  Cid_B   Nov-12-09 06:07 AM   #67 
  - --  mdmc   Nov-15-09 04:26 PM   #68 
 

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