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Discussion in 'Politics' started by proletarian, Jan 9, 2010.

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    If it's acceptable to put down an animal, incapable of reason at the human level, that's shown itself a danger to humans, why would it be unacceptable to also put down a person who has shown his/herself a danger to other people incapable of functioning in society (eg: serial killers)? Has not the human shown not only that it is a danger and incapable of functioning in society, but that it has chosen to act in such a manner, thereby surrendering any right to consideration by society of his/her well-being?
     
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    While biologically and scientifically humans are critters just like any other.... when it comes to morals and such like, I don't want to go there. No human is anything less than human, no matter how evil or how much you dislike him.
    If you get into the concept of "less than human" you hit the skids toward the la la land of Pol Pot and Himler. Here be dragons
     
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    Folks incapabable of functioning in society often do not have the ability to consciously choose their actions.
     
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    Then they lack the very thing that sets us apart from animals, do they not? Should we not treat them as we would any animal?

    How can a dog be culpable for its actions and not a man?
     
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    Here is an alternative idea to think of.

    Why not try cannibalism ?? Would not a piece of human leg fetch a nice price??

    Do you think a little kid roasting on a split may just be delicious?

    See how these images differ when you substitute humans for Chickens and Pigs?
     
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    Its actually cheaper to house them for life then to execute them.

    I say let them rot in prison and save us some money.
     
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    Actually, it isn't.

    The cost is all the trials and lawyers due to appeal after appeal. You have your facts mixed up.
     
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    Not really :eusa_eh:

    Cannibalism has been practiced by many societies, sometimes as a way of honouring the dead and making them a part of every member of the society.

    Although I doubt Americans would be good for eating. Too fat and often carrying diseases.
     
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    The part that sets humans apart from the "animals" is, at least according to the mythology, that we humans have souls.

    Whereas some may behave as if they have none, are we willing to give up the mythology?
     

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