Death Penalty Poll

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Amelia, Sep 14, 2011.

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General politics vs death penalty

  1. Left leaning & pro capital punishment

    9 vote(s)
    6.2%
  2. Left leaning & anti capital punishment

    32 vote(s)
    21.9%
  3. Left leaning & ambivalent

    5 vote(s)
    3.4%
  4. Right leaning & pro capital punishment

    65 vote(s)
    44.5%
  5. Right leaning & anti capital punishment

    26 vote(s)
    17.8%
  6. Right leaning & ambivalent

    9 vote(s)
    6.2%
  1. Amelia
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    Wondering how much death penalty opinions align with general party affiliation.



    My first poll. Hope this works.
     
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    Waiting for the poll. :)
     
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    AquaAthena INTJ/ INFJ

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    Good poll. I am tied ( and one-half opposite ) with "right-leaning anti-capital punishment." Whoops, just checked again and am in the lead...
     
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    I have a feeling I'm going to stay a small minority as an anti-capital punishment conservative.

    One of the leading reasons I am against capital punishment is because it is not administrated fairly. People who can afford good lawyers have so much better chance at getting out of it than poor people.

    Since justice can't be blind, and since it does appear that people have been condemned to death who were innocent, I have slowly abandoned the capital punishment position I was raised to believe in.
     
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    I'm for the death penalty in the case of heinous crimes.

    But the bar should be raised from reasonable doubt to beyond all doubt in the sentencing stage.
     
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    dont change the punishment change the system.
     
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    The poll choices are inadequate as there are many people who do not define themselves according to the standard Left/Right choices.

    In my case: Independent and perfectly copacetic with the Death Penalty for certain crimes.

    Nothin' like a good hangin'.
     
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    I don't understand people who claim the government is incompetent at everything that it does, but still willingly give the government power to kill.

    One single falsely convicted person being executed is enough of a reason for me not to support capital punishment - and there have been hundreds, if not thousands.
     
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    There is no such thing as All Doubt.

    Reasonable doubt is perfectly reasonable.
     
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    And this is the reason I have gone from being pro-death penalty to very tentative as to whether or not it should be used. I would be for it in cases like Charles Manson or OBL but it has to be the most heinous of crimes.

    Immie
     
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