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  •  You will not gain popular support (0+ / 0-)

    if you argue that robbers, rapists and murderers should be turned loose to offend again.

    And that's a good thing . . .

    I also don't believe you're going to get very far with the argument that people much care about the race of a burglar.  Everyone I know hates them regardless.  They don't buy the argument that family heirlooms are "just stuff", either . . .

    You're completely wrong that people don't care about the future . . . it is preventing crimes in the future that they do care about . . . and they're pretty well convinced that someone in jail won't be committing any (against them, anyway).  And when you argue that rapists should be turned loose they'll look at their daughters (those descendents you claim they don't care about) and not hear another word that you say.

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 11:55:25 AM PDT

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    •  Are you serious? (1+ / 0-)
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      People care about the future? Not true and it is demonstrably not true. Climate change is a major problem we face yet public interest is declining why? Because they care about the long term future?

      By the logic you bring us then we should just euthanize those most likely to commit crimes then there would be very little crime. Also, you don't seem to believe that the prison system has long term effects across generations or that it brutalizes society. We are all connected or at least that's what I see--probably a result of banging my head when I was six.

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