Are you willing to help society out in this manner?

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Are you willing to help society by being executed for a crime you did not commit?

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  1. Immanuel
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    Are you willing to help society in this manner?

    Politicalchic has avoided this question so I ask all of you.

    Politicalchic has made the statement in another thread (I will link to it later) that it helps society to let an innocent person be executed because (I am reading into her statement here) the death penalty acts as a deterrent to future crimes.

    So, I ask this question of you:

    Are you willing to be executed for a crime you did not commit in order to better society?

    Simple question with a yes or no answer. But, please feel free to elaborate on your answer in this thread.

    Link to thread

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/polit...life-and-pro-death-penalty-5.html#post3495010

    Thank you all,

    Immie
     
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    It's time that we faced the fact that the death penalty is not a deterrent. It is the ultimate punishment for the ultimate crime. We should use it... but we should use it sparingly and with great care.
     
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    The death penalty really isn't a deterrent though, criminals don't think "well I should probably not kill those people or I will get the death penalty", most of them don't even worry about it until after the fact and they have to cop a plea to avoid it.
     
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    No. Absolutely not. And I would not expect that of anyone else. Society cannot be better if civilians are being killed for crimes they did not commit.
     
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    Fuck no. What kind of assinine question is that.
     
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    One that I expect to get 100% agreement on although, I think PC should "man" up and be the one lone voice.

    Immie
     
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    I'm slowly seeing that our government..or any government for that matter can't be trusted to do this correctly.

    For me the death penalty should only be used on indivduals that are so dangerous to society the possibly of their release or escape poses a grave threat.

    And the way it's been used here is for "revenge" or notches in a prosecutor's belt.
     
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    Except she's a rather cute woman..:lol:

    In any case..it's a stupid question.

    I would give my life to defend the country or my friends and family (even a stranger if there was a need). But I would not do it for a crime I did not commit.
     
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    I don't believe it helps society. In fact, I believe we would be better off without it.

    So, obviously, my answer is no.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wntitiiLotk]YouTube - P&T Bullshit!-The Death Penalty Part 1[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKSV9F_-VdU]YouTube - P&T Bullshit!-The Death Penalty Part 2[/ame]
     
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