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View Diary: The Progressive Moral Case for the Death Penalty (142 comments)

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  •  not housing people for life (0+ / 0-)

    buys books too

    Out of my cold dead hands

    by bluelaser2 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 01:16:25 PM PST

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    •  "La, la, la! I can't hear you!" (1+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101

      Pretending that no one has told you, repeatedly, that execution is invariably and inevitably more expensive than life imprisonment doesn't change the fact that it's true, you know?

      •  "la la la I'm ignoring what you've written" (0+ / 0-)

        Is more like it.

        I've been clear in accepting that it costs more, my point, pretty clearly written is:

        The diarist's point is that questions of cost are not fundamental to the moral question, and on that point, I agree wholeheartedly.

        Whether it is cheaper or more expensive is irrelevant when we are dealing with the moral questions of justice and taking human life.

        If the death penalty were cheaper to administer than life sentences, that would not be a compelling argument for its use.

        But continue to mischaracterize and ignore others' arguments if it helps you feel morally superior.

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