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  •  sean, "trusting in government" (0+ / 0-)

    I think the "don't trust the government" folks don't trust the government to keep murderers from murdering us again.

    Why? Well because, very often they don't.

    The government has allowed at least 14,000 murderers to murder, again, just since 1973.

    Somewhere between 40,000-200,000 innocents have been murdered by those known criminals, who did so while under the government supervison of parole and probation or other early releases, just since 1973.

    I think there is a point to not trusting the government, here, which may make some folks more prone to supporting the death penalty.

    Then, what does the government do for the murderers on death row?

    Often, government allows murderers to live very long lives, with very expensive appeals. Often, just another wasteful government program that should, with some responsibility, be made much more efficient in all jurisdicitions, just like countless other government programs should be.

    •  Batshit insanity posing as "logic" (0+ / 0-)

      The cognitive dissonance is blatantly obvious to anyone who doesn't have their mind hermetically sealed to any arguments whatsoever against the death penalty.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:25:19 AM PST

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