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  •  This is not the first heinous crime (11+ / 0-)

    to be committed on the planet. There are many of them that are committed every day. There are plenty of arguments pro and con regarding capital punishment. But it is usually presumed that the crime is heinous (why else would the topic even come up?). You are basically saying "these people did something terrible (murder, rape, whatever) so why shouldn't they be executed?".

    You have no idea? You know no reasons why empowering states to practice the ancient and barbaric act of taking the lives of their own citizens is considered by many to be a bad idea?

    •  this need not be the first heinous crime .. (2+ / 0-)
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      auapplemac, johnxbrown

      i am not making an argument that this is the FIRST heinous crime. I am making an argument that heinous crime deserves no mercy.

      For gun rights, we ask folks to balance rights with responsibility. why not the same for social rights?

      When someone massacres 20 children or when they perpetrate a brutal rape, why should they retain the right to live when they didn't keep up the responsibility of being a cordial citizen in the state?

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