Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Themes in History > Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology Forum - Perennial Ideas and Debates that cross societal/time boundaries


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 5th, 2012, 01:37 AM   #31

Qymaen's Avatar
King of the Seas!
 
Joined: Nov 2010
From: Border of GA and AL
Posts: 7,889
Blog Entries: 3

Frankly I see no problem with the death penalty. I'm not one to take the moral high ground (as I do not believe in the concepts of "good" and "evil"), but if a killer, like say Lavrentiy Beria or Josef Mengele, were to be put on trial I wouldn't hesitate to vote "Death Penalty".

However the circumstances would also dictate my decision. Like, if a soldier with severe PTSD were reliving their combat situations, and in the process killing people, I would not hesitate to send them to a mental institution. Same goes for killers/murderers who are mentally unstable.

But for those who consciously choose to kill someone then the death penalty it is.
Qymaen is offline  
Remove Ads
Old February 5th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #32

Qymaen's Avatar
King of the Seas!
 
Joined: Nov 2010
From: Border of GA and AL
Posts: 7,889
Blog Entries: 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by bartieboy View Post
You are indeed right madam. Besides, sometimes death is to merciful, people like this are better off in a small room with only a hard plank as a bed and a bucket for other... Needs...
Does that not seem barbaric, though? To actively wish someone to suffer and, possibly, build enough rage and anger to kill once more.
Qymaen is offline  
Old February 5th, 2012, 02:21 AM   #33

studentoflife's Avatar
Academician
 
Joined: May 2011
From: Columbia, SC
Posts: 50

I support the death penalty however I do not agree with its current practice. When a person is given a death sentence they should be executed immediately afterwards. This would result in fewer death sentences being handed down because the judge must then decide that there is no doubt whatsoever that the person is guilty. I know that they are supposed to do that now however with such lengthy appeals processes I think there is too much room for "well if I'm wrong they'll catch it in an appeal".
studentoflife is offline  
Old February 5th, 2012, 03:51 AM   #34

BRIAN GOWER's Avatar
Glo Caled
 
Joined: Oct 2011
From: Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Posts: 2,470

Quote:
Originally Posted by NameInProgress View Post
I find the death penalty to be disgusting, and barbaric.

No man should hold the power of life and death over another, for no man isn't equal to another.

We aren't to be the judge of who dies and who doesn't.

In addition to;

The death penalty is an easier punishment than a sentence to life.

Why?

Imagine murdering someone, being found guilty and have to spend your ENTIRE LIFE sitting in a cell thinking about what could've been, all your dreams and goals shattered, and unable to cringe to that hope of "i'll be outta' here some day."

It's no wonder so many prisoners commit suicide.
I agree, and I work in the criminal justice system.
BRIAN GOWER is offline  
Old February 5th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #35
Archivist
 
Joined: Dec 2010
From: Southwest U.S.
Posts: 245

Here's two perfect reasons why Texas avidly supports the death penalty: Kenneth McDuff and Ted Bundy. These two serial killers escaped from prison to kidnap, torture, rape and murder on numerous occasions. Both of them were stopped from killing only when they were executed--which is the only effective deterrent to such subhuman scum as these two.

Serial Killers Crime and Criminals and Murderers

Ted Bundy Profile - Serial Killer Ted Bundy
histobuffkg70 is offline  
Reply

  Historum > Themes in History > Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology

Tags
death, penalty, retain, states


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Death penalty... yay or nay cptJACK Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology 584 September 2nd, 2012 03:56 AM
The death penalty to return to British justice ? halomanuk Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology 91 August 28th, 2012 03:25 AM
Death penalty good or bad daftone Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology 192 April 29th, 2010 06:11 AM
Social Justice and the Death Penalty. Scourge Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology 85 August 15th, 2009 09:34 AM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.