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  •  I know- I'm saying that the previous comment (0+ / 0-)

    ...muddies the waters by identifying anti-DP advocacy with sentiments that I would never, ever, ever endorse.  Compassion, empathy, and forgiveness have absolutely no place in the discussion as far as I'm concerned.

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Tue May 13, 2014 at 01:28:42 PM PDT

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    •  Many anti-DP people are Catholics (2+ / 0-)

      And their religion makes a pretty big deal about compassion, empathy, and forgiveness.

      However, I'm not religious, and I see what you're saying -- I am all for practicing compassion, empathy, and forgiveness, including with many criminals, but regarding the worst of the worst, the murderers and rapists, society must be protected, and some crimes are indeed unforgivable. But I am still strongly anti-death penalty, in 100% of cases, for many other reasons. Life without parole is the best sentence for the worst offenders. To be humane is for our sake, not for them.

      "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

      by Lost Left Coaster on Tue May 13, 2014 at 01:36:25 PM PDT

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