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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Grambler
No , it's Not Dumb , it Efficiently Eliminates Problems that Cost Tax Payers Money . The More Eliminated , the BETTER Society is in Numerous Ways.....Think About it in a Broader Light Man........
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
After reading and hearing the Presidents speech on such I was thinking on this and it weighs heavy.
The question that should be asked and considered is this: What crimes should have the death penalty? It is a valid question, as mostly from any sort of look, it comes down to very few crimes that would warrant the death penalty.
What good would come from the death of the person? Does it balance the scales of justice as it were? Does it send a message? Will it deter anyone else from committing the exact same thing?
In the past the problem is that when the US or other drug enforcement from other countries took out a supplier or even a trafficker, the end result was a slight slow in the flow as it were, and others took said persons place. And to make matters worse, is that there were government agencies that were also supplying said narcotics to the USA as well. And there is an epidemic of a new drug problem made by legitimate companies and this is the best that the President can come up with.
He looks to President Duarte, president of the Philippines, as an example, however, the problem there it has become a modern day witch hunt with the same reasons coming to light. The original idea was to get the drug problem under control, however now it is where people are turning on their neighbors for no better reason than they want what their neighbor has. With no trial, no evidence, all based on the say of a person.
Does this punishment fit this kind of crime? No.
originally posted by: dreamingawake
On the topic of this scaring people: The Death Penalty doesn't stop murderers, why would it stop drug dealers?