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Do you support the death penalty at all?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Xanikk999, Jan 18, 2007.

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When do you support the death penalty.

  1. Never Ever!

    47.1%
  2. For any murderer or someone who commits treason.

    5.0%
  3. Usually no, but maybe under certain circumstances.

    15.0%
  4. Serial killers but not just someone who murders one person.

    0.7%
  5. Any murderer.

    2.1%
  6. I am very leniant about the death penalty, a wide range of crimes deserves it IMO.

    7.9%
  7. Murderers, rapists, traitors.

    12.9%
  8. Other

    9.3%
  1. Yoda Power

    Yoda Power ✫✫✫✫✫✫✫

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    No death penalty. Besides prison the rest of your life is worse anyway.
     
  2. AL_DA_GREAT

    AL_DA_GREAT amour absinthe révolution

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    What if there was a huge natural disaster, WWIII broke out. Killing them is a way to ensure that they allways will be gone. Plus it is only fair they die.
     
  3. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    What if, what if. Jails were doing great during the last World Wars, thank you. Enemy were frequently taken prisoners.
     
  4. Myzenium

    Myzenium Regent

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    Show us how many murderers get life sentences first. :p

    Already did, Sidhe, but I'll re-iterate. You're alive, and so am I. :D
     
  5. brennan

    brennan Argumentative Brit

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    Yes and Sidhe lives in a country where we don't have the death penalty, dingbat.
     
  6. REDY

    REDY Duty Caller

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    First option, its not right decide who shall be killed.
     
  7. Myzenium

    Myzenium Regent

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    Cool. Why don't you let us know when that serial killer actually kills you? :D Oh, I forgot, dead people don't tell tales.
     
  8. brennan

    brennan Argumentative Brit

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    Hmm, well rather than stick to your favoured debate tactic: the silly one liner, i'll respond with a nice little fact: murder rates in the UK didn't change when we abolished the death penalty. Conclusion: Capital Punishment has no deterrant value.
     
  9. Myzenium

    Myzenium Regent

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    Simple truths are the most profound truths, bren. Listen and learn. :D

    Oh, and deterring the murderers isn't the issue as far as I can see. It's protecting the lives of the innocent from said murderers.
     
  10. Sidhe

    Sidhe Deity

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    I meant scientific evidence not anecdotal. I appreciate the joke:lol: but let's keep it rational not inane:p

    To present this as a valid argument you need to show that the death penalty decreases the number of murders? Otherwise it's just hollow. Do you see the logical fallacy in your argument yet?
     
  11. Myzenium

    Myzenium Regent

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    Why don't you take your science, Sidhe, and use it to measure all the living protected from the ruthless killers? Please.
     
  12. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    The number of murders would not have to decrease as a result of the death penalty for it to be valid argument. It is not used as a deterrent, and if he is arguing that it protects innocent lives from the serial killer in question, he is quite right. There is a greater chance of the person escaping from life imprisonment and killing more people than arising from his grave as a zombie to kill more people.
     
  13. brennan

    brennan Argumentative Brit

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    The vast majority of murders are comitted as crimes of passion. Contrary to your apparent belief murderers are highly unlikely to reoffend. Unless they are psychotic, in which case they require medical attention not a gas chamber.

    I fail to see killing people in case they get out of prison as an acceptable alternative to simply keeping them inside.
     
  14. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Well so do I, which is partly why I do not support the death penalty.
     
  15. Trajan12

    Trajan12 Deity

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    No. But some people refuse to allow me to have any sympathy for them, or to think of them as civilized human beings who have a right to life.
     
  16. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    To sum up my position, and answer all the questions directed to me:

    I do feel that the death penalty is not inherently unjust or inhumane. Society has a right under circumstances to execute people.

    But given our current society, it does nothing that life in prison can't accomplish - and it is more expensive and carries a heavier penalty for doing it to an innocent person. Thus it shouldn't ever be used.

    In a different society from this, I think occasions may permit it however.
     
  17. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    If thay betray there country
     
  18. Myzenium

    Myzenium Regent

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    You sound like someone in the know, bren. :D Did you kill someone once, and got re-habilitated? Or did you go to the College of Mind Reading?

    For real, your faith in the common murderer is misplaced. They may be guilty of lying to the public about their remorse. Of course, they may not be, but that's impossible to know, even with a polygraph test.
     
  19. Sidhe

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    Why don't you present a cogent argument based in reality, so I don't dismiss your opinions out of hand, as everyone else has done?:p
     
  20. EdwardTking

    EdwardTking Deity

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    I am in favour of the death penalty.

    Consider the number of people who died because they failed to execute Adolph Hitler when he was captured, convicted and in prison.
     

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