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SURVEY: Death penalty--appropriate or just plain wrong?


SURVEY: Death penalty--appropriate or just plain wrong?  

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Shooting by rifles. Say 10 rifles but only 2 with live bullets. Then no body feels that they were the killer. Having people in jail for 30 odd years before they are executed is inhumane. 

Death penalty is considered ' inhumane ' by some people , but sometimes the crimes are inhumane as well ... in these cases it seems to be an adequate punishment .

It's never appropriate to kill another member of humanity, it could be considered inhumane.    That said, some have proven themselves beyond any doubt to be inhuman. Removing those who’ve co

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Mosaic law, and before him, Hammurabi, decreed an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

 

Of course, times were different, civilised, but in a different way to ours.

 

In modern times, it would seem to be just, and also dissuasive of others contemplating murder, if those found guilty of murder were to lose their lives also.

 

In the interests of a certain quality of mercy in our age, crimes of passion or where someone is shown to have been mentally unbalanced during the commitment of a murder, might be spared the ultimate sanction.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

It's never appropriate to kill another member of humanity, it could be considered inhumane. 

 

That said, some have proven themselves beyond any doubt to be inhuman. Removing those who’ve committed the most heinous of crimes from humanity could be considered to be in the interest of society. 

 

A legal system which protects the general public from the moral dilemma of this issue is also in the interests of society. 

 

 

 

 

I am sorry I am unable to agree. Although removing those who have committed most heinous crimes would protect society, this inhumane method of executing human beings is absolutely wrong. It is no more than legal murder. Is stealing from a thief legal? The same principle applies here. Is it legal to kill a murderer? NO! 

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Two different subjects here as there is no middle road unless you throw religion out the window.How can a true Buddhst possibly take a life ? This in this country is another classic example of hypocrisy

For me, for certain crime, "hang em high"

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