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  •  You're absolutely right, (6+ / 0-)

    but there's something just weird in the American zeitgeist that keeps people from seeing this. Possibly it's the dehumanization of criminals — if he's not a human, he's an animal who killed people, it's much easier for normally compassionate people to compartmentalize things.

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    by Code Monkey on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:54:04 AM PDT

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      as you know, the abolitionist movement has been making strides in recent years, with several states banning banning it. The acr of justice and all that. I will, say, though that the ongoing economic problems, there's likely to be an increase in violent crime; the trend could move in the opposite direction.

      •  Where have these abolitionists been? (0+ / 0-)

        Dems have been so passive against human rights issues while Republicans and their accomplices in the "Churches" have been successful sowing the seeds of the "Culture of Death" and destroying the moral compass of our once great country.

        The true Culture of Life lies not with the Anti-Abortion movement, but with the REAL Pro-Life movement: anti-death penalty, anti-torture, etc.--all things Republican "pro-lifers" oppose.

        The only reason that states have been banned it is because there is a shred of Catholic influence among the legislatures and populace left over from the Social Justice movement of the 1960s that the conservative anti-Vatican II hierarchy has been recently extinguishing.

        I definitely did not see them here in Texas shaming the Cardinal (in whose archdiocese the chamber is located in) and his bishops into submission.

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        by movingforward on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:31:18 PM PDT

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