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  •  So we follow the code of Leviticus 24:19-20 (1+ / 0-)
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    19. And a man who inflicts an injury upon his fellow man just as he did, so shall be done to him [namely,]

    20. fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. Just as he inflicted an injury upon a person, so shall it be inflicted upon him.

    That isn't a moral foundation I'm comfortable with.

    Now, if you could make the case that the death penalty results in fewer starving children, or fewer wars, or fewer murders (and that all of those results are morally good), then you'd be making a moral case for the death penalty. But as far as I know, evidence says the death penalty doesn't achieve things like that.

    *** All our work toward economic and social justice won't matter the slightest bit unless we start reversing global warming right now. ***

    by CupaJoe on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 11:10:14 AM PST

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    •  me neither (0+ / 0-)

      Now, if you could make the case that the death penalty results in fewer starving children, or fewer wars, or fewer murders (and that all of those results are morally good), then you'd be making a moral case for the death penalty.

      You just made my case, thank you.

      Out of my cold dead hands

      by bluelaser2 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 11:21:37 AM PST

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