(From an online political quiz) Do you support the death penalty?
I do support the death penalty.
No. I oppose state sanctioned murder.
Government should not be in the business of killing its own citizens
Governments have been doing that since the beginning of humanity. At least in American, it's put in front of a Grand Jury.
Just because they have doesn't make it right
And what makes killing a serious offender wrong? What lens are you looking through? We can all agree to disagree. If you feel it's wrong... You can protest it, I'll just be on the side for it.
Who defines serious? Should the entirety of the law be an eye for an eye? Should we cut off hands for stealing?
The victims should have a say. However, that isn't the case. A Grand jury decides on the death penalty ONLY if the D.A decides to present it and purse the death penalty. Every jury much concur to the death sentence, a unanimous decision only for a death sentence.
No human has the right to take the life of another human. Period.
Bullshit, try saying that with a straight face when your spouse or kids becomes a victim.
I stand by what I said. Are you saying the judicial system should be about revenge, instead of justice? Taking another person's life is completely wrong, I am disgusted by the fact that anyone would support it. Please, provide another reason to keep it instead of revenge.
They can't conform to society and they will kill again in the future if they were ever free. How bout that?
Then keep them in prison.
Personally, I don't think it's ever impossible to rehabilitate and re-integrate someone back into society.
Keep them in prison? You know how much it cost to house, feed and provide medical care for someone on a life sentence? That also puts the jailer or corrections officer in jeopardy of dying everyday he goes to work. Doesn't the corrections officer's life matter?
I think the system, from crimes punishable by death, to the process after sentencing, to the actual execution needs to be heavily revised.
I do not oppose it in and of itself.
Depends on crime. It has to be something too serious for life in prison.