Execution: What message are we sending?

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Is execution acceptable in the modern world?

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    I read this story on a forwarded message and can not confirm its truth but the story, true or not, has surely touched me.

    "My name is Abdul. I am from a land that is opressed by its leaders. In my land, men were killed on the streets. Men watched in horror as others were ordered to be executed by those whom are supposed to lead us and guide us. I have come to America the day before I wrote this. It was June 18, 2010. I had decided to move to an area called Utah because I had heard of the people's generosity and religious faith. I arrived in the land at a time around 10:40 with my appointed escort, whom is currently writing this message and interpreting it to make sense to you. We checked into a hotel at around 11:20. I decided to take my first American shower. It was so warm and long. When I got out it was around 11:50. I lay down but could not sleep. My escort showed me how to function this strange technology called television. I sat watching a man talk about various idols of the land when suddenly a very strapping, important-looking man cut into the show I was watching. He was making a speech. I didn't understand what was going on, but I could tell it was important. I called my escort into the room but the man had dissappeared from the screen before she got there. I made her stay with me for a while as we watched the man return to talk about idols. Again, a man cut into my show. He made an announcement. I looked to my escort who told me, "A man was sentenced to die. They just executed him. They had five men shoot him to death." I guess America isn't so different after all. "

    The story seems to have some gaps in it to me, but it just got me thinking. Is that really the message we want to send out. After all, God commanded all men "Thou shalt not kill" and, no matter what the government says, he did not command "Thou shalt not kill unless..."

    As Newton said, every action shall have a reaction. The action was death and despair. Should the reaction (which is also claimed to be 'justice') really be more death and destruction?
     
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    I think some crimes are so heinous that death is warranted.
     
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    Ya we are EXACTLY the same, what a moronic statement. Even given her obvious ignorance she knew we were NOT exactly the same.

    As for LEGAL executions via the Death Penalty? I totally support them. I think they do not occur as often as they should and I believe appeals are to long and costly.

    The Government has every right to execute people for certain crimes.

    This country does not have secret police nor allow killings without a trial and appeal process. There are no shootings in the streets of political opponents.

    I personally believe executions should be public and broadcast for all to see.
     
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    I don't know if I'd go THAT far. Can we do it on cable pay per view?:lol:
     
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    Execution needs to carry a large foot print as a deterrent. Public executions done reasonably quickly after the crime would meet that requirement. Isn't it telling that Federal executions can occur in a couple years and State ones drag on for years and years?
     
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    I sorta agree and sorta don't. I'm of the opinion that there are certain things children shouldn't be exposed to and we have stupid parents who would treat a public execution like a god damned picnic with the family.

    Yes that is odd, and is why I think all murder cases should be tried in federal court.
     
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    Children saw executions regularly in the 17 and 18 hundreds. I see no reason they should not see the consequences of piss poor decisions.
     
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    Children also had a mortality rate of around 50% during the 17 and 18 hundreds, I don't wish to go back to either.
     
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    The young are EXACTLY who we want deterred. Deterrence must begin at an early age. It is useless to try and deter people that are 18 and over when they learned to be cold blooded killers at 12.
     
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    Well that is a matter of beating the shit out parents who don't teach their children right from wrong.
     

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