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ManifestDestiny June 7th, 2017 5:45pm

Should punishment be based more off of intention or result?

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ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
06/13/17 3:01 pm

Purely intention=thoughtcrime
Purely result=death penalty for accidents

RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/08/17 8:57 am

Both. If I have an intention to burn down my factory for insurance money and start a fire but didn't know there were 10 people still inside who died. My intention was not to kill anyone but they died. I didn't accidentally drop my match, I set it on fire and people died. So though my intent was not there for people to die, they did. I need to be prosecuted for their deaths even though that was not my intent.

pietsch Another Adoring Fan
06/07/17 4:10 pm

We all would like to be judged on many things based upon our intentions; however, usually the only available information for others to judge us upon, indeed, are the results.