posted on May, 31 2009 @ 09:11 AM
I don't think revenge puts you on the same level as those who wronged you. As an innocent victim seeking revenge, you should have righteousness and
justice on your side.
I think the law is upside down on this one. Why is it ok for the Neutral party of the state to hunt down and imprison or kill someone accused of a
crime against me, but it is illegal if I do the same thing?!?
The death penalty should be abolished in favor of a "state sanctioned execution by the family." Having a sterile third party kill someone for you
is evil, but if my family is the victim, and I have the right to revenge, it is JUSTICE!
I don't like Superman, Spiderman, Batman......but I love The Punisher!
It just seems like Natural Law should have more influence than man-made law, and it "feels" "natural" to seek revenge. It eliminates a bad person
from the society, it provides closure, it sets an example for anyone else that may want to harm your family and therefore could save future lives.
If I ever find my family a victim of rape, murder, gang violence, kidnapping, etc. I will be there posting the bail to free the suspects and get them
back on the street within my reach. If it is a gang, I will declare war on gangs. In the Midwest, where I grew up, we call this responsibility, not
revenge. It was common 50 or 100 years ago, and I think it prevented a lot of crime.
Devil's Advocate: The reason vigilanteism is dangerous is because there is no evidence, jury, or due process. It is very likely that
innocent people could get blamed and hurt or killed. I totally understand why this is illegal, and needs to be closely controlled. For my personal
experience, I would be extra certain that my revenge was enacted on the proper people, but that is not the case with everyone.