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  •  Not this guy, but all capital punishment (1+ / 0-)
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    leftist vegetarian patriot

    The crime was horrific.  One perp got 35 years and the other the death penalty.  Who deserved what? Do you know?  Does anyone know?

    I do know what we the public deserve-- we the public deserve to be protected from people like this.  I also know that we don't have to kill anyone to be protected.  

    I also  know that we need to behave less like barbarians ourselves.  The issue here is not whether any one individual should be executed. The issue is whether our society is so sure of itself that it has the moral high ground and can fairly determine who should die for what.  

    I want to execute every investment banker who caused a suicide dUring the recession?  

    In term of the good to our society, it is a no-brainer.  Hang  the investment banker with his own alligator braces or the disabled person damaged for life.  Which makes our society safer?  Not gonna happen.

    The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle is inborn in us." Paul Valery, French poet, essayist, philosopher, and curmudgeon, 1895

    by ATexican on Tue May 13, 2014 at 02:22:01 PM PDT

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