posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by chrismarco
While I share your sentiments about harming children, that same sentiment is, in my case, extended to adults as well. And that goes for the death
penalty as well.
if this man killed that child, then, ask yourself; what does then killing him gain us? We now have two dead people. Killing the murderer doesn't
bring the victim back to life. It doesn't heal the wounds dealt to the family and community. and as a wise comic book store owner constantly noted in
my youth, "if you kill 'em, they don't get any smarter."
Ultimately, it's a revenge killing. It's ultimately futile, and in the long run degrades society more than the murder did; the murder of this child is
clearly a wrong, a great loss to everyone who knew him and even those who didn't. But then we take the guy who did it, and we're to murder him and
feel good about it
? Pump our fists and shout "hell yeah!"?
It's the same ludicrous outlook that gives us war; "They killed a few thousand of us, and that's absolutely terrible, a historic tragedy. Now let's be
sure to cheer while we carpet-bomb their territory and kill millions!"
These sort of things give our culture excuses for murder, and nothing more. And ask yourself; has the death penalty halted people from committing
offenses that would call for it? Clearly it hasn't. The only purpose it serves is for certain people to enjoy watching another person die. No
different than the crowds that would gather at hangings.
edit on 13/7/2011 by TheWalkingFox because: (no reason given)