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The death penalty 3 months 2 weeks ago #1

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What is your stance on the death penalty? Personally, I don't feel like it's our place to take someone's life, no matter what they've done. I also feel that life in prison without parole is a much harsher sentence for some of the lunatics that have committed the really heinous crimes. Some of them welcome death whereas being trapped in a cage would be torture for them.

The death penalty 3 months 2 weeks ago #2

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My opinion is that the Death Penalty is a necessary part of the Criminal Justice System as a major deterrent to crime. I don't agree that it is ineffective. I also don't agree that it is cruel and unusual punishment, do the criminals care about how much they tortured their victims? As a law abiding citizen, I'm sick and tired of supporting criminal scum for the rest of their natural lives in a prison environment, they are in their natural environment so they may feel safe there. Personally, I think the Death Penalty should be applied more with less wait time. I have no sympathy for hardened criminals who have no consciences and can't learn about human decency and respect. Good riddance to them!

The death penalty 3 months 2 weeks ago #3

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I am a bit torn on the matter of the death penalty. The moral side of me says that I do not believe it is right to take one life as punishment for another death or other heinous crime. However, I know if someone severely hurt or killed a family member of mine, I would be ready to kill that person myself. It does make more sense to end the life of a murderer, rapist or child molester instead of forcing society to pay for the cost of keeping him in prison for the rest of his life.

The death penalty 3 months 1 week ago #4

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I am for the death penalty. For me, justice is not ideal in nature; we have to be practical minded. If we want society to be a better place, we are the ones who have to act as the arm of justice.

The death penalty 3 months 1 week ago #5

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The death penalty is not a deterrent when a person can use the appeals process. I heard somewhere that more people die of natural causes on death row than people who were put to death. I don't know if it's true or not, but I wouldn't doubt it.

I am for the death penalty but I am against the way it is implemented.

The death penalty 3 months 11 hours ago #6

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This is why religion and law can't go hand in hand. Call me a sadist, but those with a death penalty usually commit serious crimes that death is an easy punishment. They should be made to do everything they can before facing death as payback.

The death penalty 3 months 5 hours ago #7

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When you have a situation where someone has committed a heinous crime beyond and shadow of a doubt, then I am 100% for the death penalty. There is absolutely no reason to let someone like, for example, Charles Manson live and cost the taxpayers to feed, clothe and house him year after year. Execute the lunatic and be done with him so that he can stop being a complete parasite on society. It is completely annoying that he gets better health/mental health coverage than I do!

The death penalty 2 months 2 weeks ago #8

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I tend to take the biblical stance an eye for an eye. Obviously, I don't take it quite literally as I do not expect our jails to start cutting off the hands of robbers. I do feel that if someone has done a terrible crime like murder or rape, then they should suffer a capital punishment for it.

The death penalty 2 months 2 weeks ago #9

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I agree that a lengthy jail sentence would serve as a much better deterrent than the death penalty. Some people think that death is the easy way out, and would rather go that route than serve a life sentence.

The death penalty 2 months 1 week ago #10

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While the death penalty could be a good sentence for certain criminal who deserve to die, I still think that some of them deserve life imprisonment instead.
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