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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 11:02 AM
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66. I used to agree, but not any more
I don't think in terms of punishment so much as euthanasia.

1. They cannot be cured. Therefore, are a constant threat if turned loose.

2. Life in prison is cruel and unusual punishment. It is closer to torture than punishment.

There are fates worse than death. Much worse. In fact, we will all die sooner or later anyway. Sooner saves them much suffering. And it saves many potential victims.

So the options are:

1. turn them loose to torture other children, or
2. keep them in a cell, which is torturing them
3. euthanise and end the suffering.

I choose 3. I agree with Obama on this one.
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