View Poll Results: Is the Death Penalty Ever Justified?

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Thread: Death Penalty

  1. #1

    Death Penalty

    I don't remember seeing much talk about this over the years.

    We have a bit of a crime wave at the moment, so it seems apropos.

    Vote and comment.

    I vote yes, FYI, it's justified for certain crimes.
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    Justified? Ya, probably. From a logistical standpoint, probably not a good idea to put the government in charge.

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    It is justified, as is corporal punishment. Far better than this massive prison bureaucracy we have today.

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  5. #4
    Only for serial killers when evidence is over whelming.

  6. #5
    I oppose the death penalty, but it is not forbidden under the NAP or libertarian theory.

    So depending on what one means by "justified," that can be parsed as "justified" or "unjustified" - or even as "not unjustified" if, contra Orwell, one is willing to permit the "not un-" construction (and/or if one is willing to consider the distinction as not being logically binary).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Poor View Post
    Only for serial killers when evidence is over whelming.
    For any killer when the evidence is overwhelming.
    And for spies, traitors and rapists and possibly a few other extremely serious crimes like voter fraud.
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    Certainly isn't justified when an innocent person get executed.
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    If a Judge imposes it, then I'm OK with it.
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  11. #9
    I'm against government imposing or executing the death sentence.

    But I'm absolutely NOT against killing those who need killing.

    A jury of 12 to convict then the sentence carried out by the aggrieved would work.

  12. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I oppose the death penalty, but it is not forbidden under the NAP or libertarian theory.

    So depending on what one means by "justified," that can be parsed as "justified" or "unjustified" - or even as "not unjustified" if, contra Orwell, one is willing to permit the "not un-" construction (and/or if one is willing to consider the distinction as not being logically binary).
    Yes, this...the question is ambiguous and confusing.

    As a justified means of punishment, yes.

    Is it justified being carried out by the state, especially one as broken as ours...no.
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  13. #11
    Yes but the standard of proof needs to be very high. Like multiple eyewitnesses and DNA.

  14. #12
    I support the Death Penalty for Rapists,pedophiles & mass murders.
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  15. #13
    The only reason to take a life is to protect another life or property.



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