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Old 01-20-2009, 11:43 AM
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Hang on: I'm seeing a lot of people here backing up the Death Penalty under the claim that "getting rid of them is cheaper for Americans" or something along those lines.

Um... wtf? Seriously, if you guys are more concerned about your money than the value of a human life - no matter how despicable the acts that person may have committed - you seriously need to get your morals sorted out.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:58 AM
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Well seeing how federal state prisons allow the convicts access to many things you'd be surprised how good the have it. Internet access, books, weight rooms. Even the ability to be educated. It's not worth it, they get off so easy.
Not to mention how much all of that crap costs. We shouldn't give murderers or child molesting scum free access to these things, while we have to pay for them.

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Hang on: I'm seeing a lot of people here backing up the Death Penalty under the claim that "getting rid of them is cheaper for Americans" or something along those lines.

Um... wtf? Seriously, if you guys are more concerned about your money than the value of a human life - no matter how despicable the acts that person may have committed - you seriously need to get your morals sorted out.
Tell that to the criminals. They didn't value their victims' lives, or their own for that matter. If they're not going to respect others' right to life, why should we respect theirs?
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:44 PM
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Tell that to the criminals. They didn't value their victims' lives, or their own for that matter. If they're not going to respect others' right to life, why should we respect theirs?
Why should we stoop to their level? If we degrade the value of a human life, are we truly any better than them?
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:17 PM
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Why should we stoop to their level? If we degrade the value of a human life, are we truly any better than them?
Oh, so you're saying the men that rape little girls should be awarded a place to stay, three meals, and a bed to sleep on? Yeah, you're right they deserve that.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:11 PM
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Bring it back.

Along with the stocks. Lock 'em in and throw tomatoes at 'em. They'll never kill again.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:43 PM
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Tell me, have you ever heard of anyone who likes being in jail?

It's big enough penalty to be sealed away from the outer world, knowing you're probably one of the most unpopular people on the planet.
Then why do so many people go right back to their criminal ways after getting out?

No, I don't support the death penalty, but life in prison sounds like a pretty good punishment for a lot of people. And I absolutely think that we're much too nice in a lot of prisons.

I really don't put much importance on the issue of the death penalty, since it pales in comparison to a lot of other issues out there that need to be fixed coughabortioncough. But this isn't the place to talk about that. Looking at this issue on its own, I don't think that taking someone's life is the right thing to do as punishment, but I'm not going to cry over someone who's murdered numerous people, among other crimes.
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Then why do so many people go right back to their criminal ways after getting out?

No, I don't support the death penalty, but life in prison sounds like a pretty good punishment for a lot of people. And I absolutely think that we're much too nice in a lot of prisons.

We'd still have to pay to house them, feed them, clothe them ect. They're garbage. My garbage isn't entitled to any rights; I throw it away. Why should they be treated any differently?
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We'd still have to pay to house them, feed them, clothe them ect. They're garbage. My garbage isn't entitled to any rights; I throw it away. Why should they be treated any differently?
Man, they way you talk, you don't really sound like a chirstian.


Hated to say that, but gosh calling people garbage? I don't care what they did, I would never call someone's life garbage. Yeah I know what they did is wrong, but I really do believe in giving people second chances, and I think letting someone live is a second chance.

Also, I guess it is ok to pay for a criminal who hasn't commited murder?
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:06 PM
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Honestly if someone has murdered multiple people then yes they deserve the death penalty because after you murder someone your life is over anyways because you wont be able to find a job,you have no friends,etc. I hate to say this but I feel that the death penalty is very needed and it would help save America money because we are spending a lot on people who have nothing else to live for seeing as they screwed up big time but only multi murderers should die.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:09 PM
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I don't think people should be killed because they cost us money.

While the things they did are unforgivable, violence is never the answer.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:11 PM
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violence is never the answer.
If the criminals would believe that, there wouldn't even be a need for this discussion. =/
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:12 PM
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I agree that none should deserve to die. I think that the worse the crimes they commit, the worse they get treated.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:33 PM
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Man, they way you talk, you don't really sound like a chirstian.


Hated to say that, but gosh calling people garbage? I don't care what they did, I would never call someone's life garbage. Yeah I know what they did is wrong, but I really do believe in giving people second chances, and I think letting someone live is a second chance.

Also, I guess it is ok to pay for a criminal who hasn't commited murder?
I'm talking about those that rape children or commit murder. They've abused their right to life by using it to commit heinous crimes. Therefore, their right to life should be revoked.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:35 PM
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But they no longer have any purpose or anything to do in life once you kill someone you are permanently stained and after you realize how bad murder is you yourself will probably want to die because that person has caused so much pain and suffering and as we all know the world is very overpopulated so this is a logical move even if it seems bad.
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Also take ito consideration that people blow their secnd chances, and therefore have to be dealt with. Are you gonna say they need 3rd, 4th, and 5th chances?
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