Capital Punishment, in principle

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Capital Punishment

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  2. should be utilized more widely

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  3. should be imposed only for the worst of crimes, in only the strongest cases

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    As long as I live there is hope that I may escape, or be released in some way but my victim is dead, I win.
     
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    I am in favor of the death penalty.

    I really don't like the idea of executing an innocent person, but shit happens.
     
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    I've held a belief that to execute someone there must be a victim or thier representative willing to sacrifice thier life being that sure that eliminating the accused and convicted is worth commiting fully to the greater good.
     
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    if you take someone's rights from them and their family and friends.....then you should expect to have yours taken....
     
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    to many innocent men murdered...1 is to many...I would love to see some of these fuckers dead fer sure..but to protect the innocent...I would have to say no...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzGZQWXPdc0]YouTube - Innocent Man Executed in Texas[/ame]
     
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    In the case of capital punishment, huggy, the victim's life has already been sacrifced by the perpetrator or it wouldn't be a capital case.
     
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    Is murder the only crime punishable by death? No; treason, for instance is a capital offense, and there might be others, as well.
     
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    My theory does not deny a victim.. It ensures certainty of the evidense, witnesses and justice in carrying out the execution of the accused.

    It's the ultimate "put up or shut up".
     
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    Right now in the good old USA you've got treason which carries with it the distinct possiblity of the deaths of a goodly number of Americans and murder 1. Nothing else carries the death penalty at this time. Though I personally would gladly sign off on the excution of child rapists where the victim is under 12.
     

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