No Matter How Hard You Try, It’s Still Not Complicated

[High Praise! to Liberal Logic 101]

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  1. I always thought we kill people who kill people to remove them from society in an efficient and economic way.

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  2. I want them prevented from committing that crime again at the least cost to the society that has already been hurt.

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  3. blarg and Larry are absolutely right. There is more than one justification for the death penalty, as any lawyer can tell you once he gets his hand out of your pockets. The first is incapacitation – prevent the criminal from repeating the offense, or any other. The second is retribution – punish the criminal. The third is general deterrence – reduce the number of others who will commit the crime in question. For penalties other than the death penalty, there is also the justification of specific deterrence – reduce the likelihood that the criminal himself will commit the crime again. While I have listed these as “first”, “second”, etc., there isn’t any particular order to them.

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  4. Capital Punishment is a Celebration of Life.

    We impose that punishment because we value innocent life.
    (That is also why we oppose abortion.)

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  5. ~~ Bacon to Blarg.
    We kill people who kill others as punishment, and as a preventative measure for *that person.* Works pretty good to. The recidivism rate for those sentenced to death is pretty damn low, no?

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  6. And, sometimes, it’s the most humane alternative we can come up with for the punishment one deserves. Lucky bastids.

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