PDA

View Full Version : Death penalty



ofsmurfsandpixies
05-23-2006, 12:16 PM
What are your opinions on this?-you people seem pretty wise so thats why im asking.

give reasons

nieh
05-23-2006, 12:17 PM
I'm all for it. What's your opinion on abortions?

ofsmurfsandpixies
05-23-2006, 12:20 PM
I'm all for it. What's your opinion on abortions?

HA!-im not sure-it seems wrong to destroy life purposefully,but is it life? is it right for a person to have the power to choose whether someone dies?

ofsmurfsandpixies
05-23-2006, 12:26 PM
but seriously, back to the death penalty....

Preocupado
05-23-2006, 12:28 PM
Fetuses have souls. Therefore, they should be baptised, so abortions become murder.

killer_queen
05-23-2006, 12:34 PM
I can't understand people who have abortions and then eat them. It's unhealthy.

Sunny
05-23-2006, 12:41 PM
It's only ok if you use a lot of salt.

ofsmurfsandpixies
05-23-2006, 12:44 PM
something serious about the death penalty now?

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-23-2006, 01:13 PM
If you ask me, the death penalty's kind of like an abortion. Just, a really late one.

the_GoDdEsS
05-23-2006, 01:23 PM
What are your opinions on this?-you people seem pretty wise so thats why im asking.

give reasons

What is your opinion? What motivated you to create this thread? And what kind of replies do you expect? Elaborate a little.

ofsmurfsandpixies
05-23-2006, 01:35 PM
i expect a detailed lecture.my view is that no human has the right to take anothers life,unless forced to,but most folks are more intelligent than me and have more reasons to believe what they believe,so im asking what they believe.

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-23-2006, 01:35 PM
When he says death penalty, he means abortions.

ofsmurfsandpixies
05-23-2006, 01:40 PM
does he????-read the question

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-23-2006, 01:42 PM
It's alright, I know you phrased it badly, but we got the jist.

ofsmurfsandpixies
05-23-2006, 01:46 PM
It's alright, I know you phrased it badly, but we got the jist.

haahahhahahaha

el_monkey
05-23-2006, 02:07 PM
the state should not come down to the level of murderers
what happened if we had this eye - eye , tooth - tooth everywhere
no man's life is worth more than another man's life

wheelchairman
05-23-2006, 02:21 PM
I love the bbs for the awesome way they replied to this topic.

opivy21
05-23-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm against the death penalty. Two wrongs don't make a right in my opinion. I hate when the families of victims use the death penalty to make themselves feel better. I also agree in part with the argument that it's cruel and unusual punishment.

Just my opinion though...

JoY
05-23-2006, 03:31 PM
death penalty is a natural occurance in the foodchain. indeed, you can't justify it without the presence of salt.

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-23-2006, 04:12 PM
So we're agreed? Death penalty = good, if accompanied by seasoning.

clokey43
05-23-2006, 04:14 PM
If you ask me, the death penalty's kind of like an abortion. Just, a really late one.

PMSL at this one.

I will answer the question though. I am personally divided when it comes to the death penalty. In theory it is a good way or deterring people from commiting the offence which carries the death penalty. However, in practice there is the risk of convicting an innocent person and therefore killing the wrong person. This I believe is why capital punishment is no more in the UK.

I agree with this. I think that anyone who commits such crime should suffer for the rest of their lives. Not be given an easy route out through death. At the end of the day though, they commits the crime do they really reflect on it after? I doubt it.

TheUnholyNightbringer
05-23-2006, 04:20 PM
I will answer the question though. I am personally divided when it comes to the death penalty. In theory it is a good way or deterring people from commiting the offence which carries the death penalty. However, in practice there is the risk of convicting an innocent person and therefore killing the wrong person. This I believe is why capital punishment is no more in the UK.

Actually originally there were about 200 offenses for which one could be hung in the UK. In 1816 (I think, not 100%) this was reduced to about 8 in the Great Reform Act because there were so many stupid reasons one could be hung, that juries were letting people walk free, considering the alternative was death. That carried on up until we joined the EU and we had to get rid of our capital punishment due to the Declaration of Human Rights.

jacknife737
05-23-2006, 04:38 PM
Deterrence doesn't work, people will always commit murder regardless of the penalty. Several states in the U.S. have the death penalty, yet the U.S. murder rate is much higher then several European nations (and Canada) that do not allow capital punishment.

Economically it is far more expensive to place a criminal on death row, then to imprison him for life.

There is always a possibility of executing an innocent person http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/01/31/illinois.executions.02/

And i guess even from a moral standpoint the state should not be in the buisness of butchering its own citizens.

Sin Studly
05-23-2006, 07:22 PM
I love the bbs for the awesome way they replied to this topic.

I found it kinda lame. I'd have preferred a self-rightous Ganchelkas-style discourse on why the death penalty is murder.

clokey43
05-24-2006, 09:32 AM
Actually originally there were about 200 offenses for which one could be hung in the UK. In 1816 (I think, not 100%) this was reduced to about 8 in the Great Reform Act because there were so many stupid reasons one could be hung, that juries were letting people walk free, considering the alternative was death. That carried on up until we joined the EU and we had to get rid of our capital punishment due to the Declaration of Human Rights.

Ah I see. Thats quite interesting really. I will have a research on this and learn more. It all helps.

Endymion
05-24-2006, 10:01 AM
http://www.csulb.edu/~rjames/classic/kermit.png

Sinister
05-24-2006, 10:03 AM
(picture)

wow. and lolz.

clokey43
05-24-2006, 04:35 PM
^^^ What he said lol.