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Posted 1/20/15
Instead of saying my opinion on the death penalty, there are worse things than death penalty.
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22 / M / Hongdae
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Posted 1/20/15
Waste of money to make them suffer. Just make them disappear.

Besides, making the victim suffer is too cruel and you'd lose a part of your humanity with something like that.
Killing others is part of being human, and part of survival and community. But cruel and unusual punishments are not.
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dougeprofile wrote:

"Thou shalt not kill" means "Thou shalt not murder" - killing in war, or as punishment for crime is NOT murder.


So to clarify:
If I kill a man, that is murder.
If I gang up with a bunch of buddies, travel to the middle east, kill a shitload of men (and a few women and children that get in the way), that is NOT murder.
Just making sure I understand.
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it doesn't sense. it doesn't scare people for committing murder.
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Posted 1/20/15 , edited 1/20/15
I am on the fence on this one, on one hand honestly I feel that all crimes are equal under the law therefore all are deserving of death. However the death penalty costs a crap load of money way more than prison or jail does.
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Posted 1/20/15

cleruninja wrote:


dougeprofile wrote:

"Thou shalt not kill" means "Thou shalt not murder" - killing in war, or as punishment for crime is NOT murder.


So to clarify:
If I kill a man, that is murder.
If I gang up with a bunch of buddies, travel to the middle east, kill a shitload of men (and a few women and children that get in the way), that is NOT murder.
Just making sure I understand.


I think the morality issue in war should not be the casualties, cause unfortunately those will happen no matter what we do. But why we went to war if its a perfectly good reason like we were threatened with nuclear bombing I think going to war (After sending in a team to stop the bomb) is reasonable, and if some women and children die its regrettable but it was necessary. If we go to war because the leader of another country bad mouthed the President or something and we kill anyone even the soldiers I think I would call that murder.

In short.
Good reason for going to war and some innocents dying: Not Murder.
Bad reason for going to war and anyone dying: Murder.

Of course we can not blame the soldiers just the man who ordered the attack.
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102 / M / Mars
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Posted 1/20/15
All politicans should get the death penatly after 1 term of service so yes I think its good
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Posted 1/20/15
Only for heinous and gruesome crimes
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25 / M / NYC Metro Area
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Posted 1/20/15
Let's just say I am not losing sleep when a serial killer or mass rapist gets the chair.
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I'm pro death but I think that the Death Penality should be saved for the people who committed the most heinous of crimes, personally I see it as why should we waste our tax dollars on scum
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19 / M / Future Gadget Lab...
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Posted 1/20/15

again wrote:

Do you think a human deserves to die if they've done a crime that is considered inhuman?
I think the person would need to do something that is just beyond crazy
Example: Hitler.


Honestly, I think life imprisonment is a worse sentence than death. Death seems just too much like the easy way out and life imprisonment is a much better punishment for the heinous scum who plague the Earth.

Take your example of Hitler. He committed suicide because he knew that he was going to be captured and that would be it; he'd have to pay for his atrocities for the rest of his life. If we hypothetically captured him alive and gave him a trial, sentencing him to death wouldn't make him pay for his crimes. The system basically accomplished something he could have done and has done to himself because he didn't want to pay for his crimes.

Life imprisonment makes the person have to live with their mistakes while keeping them secluded from society as both a menace to society and also for their own safety (former Nazi's hide their identity for a reason or else they would be maimed/killed by their peers). When they aren't put to work, they are thinking, thinking about everything they had done to end up in prison. If they still have any morals, understanding why their actions were wrong punishes them because they can no longer redeem themselves for the atrocities they have committed. If not, then their punishment is remaining in isolation for decades to come regardless, unable to live the rest of their lives.

There is no need to kill a terrible human being unless if in self-defense (this extending to killing someone to save another as well), but this isn't to say that life imprisonment should be given lightly. Life imprisonment should only be given to the worst of criminals and that's it, but it's a far better punishment than death.
Posted 1/20/15 , edited 1/20/15
If you want to save tax money (something the death penalty will not do), stop filling prisons with non-violent offenders.
Which will also have the benefit of ending the unfortunate fact that the U.S imprison more of it's citizens than any other country (~5% of the worlds population and close to 25% of it's prisoners).
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23 / M / United States
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Posted 1/20/15
When it boils down to it, this is a very touchy concept

If you enable/permit the death penalty, wouldn't this make the executioner a murderer as well (heck, I bet some executioners have killed countless people).

If you don't enable it then the primary negative result would be prisons flooded with lifetime sentences.

Also, keep in mind that some studies indicate that some serial killers have oddities in their brain functions (some things are not connected properly, ultimately resulting in what could be defined as a retarded/mentally unstable person).
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Posted 1/20/15
It's cheap (for the most part) and it does what it's intended to do.
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