You all do realize that the Op is not really defending his thread very much here, haven't you? His replies so far have not had a lot of argument.
Suffice to say that the OP made this thread, simply to have a thread that would garner a lot of replies (and you do have to admit, the outrageous
title of the thread and first post are succeeding to do just that), right?
To the OP: we humans have been killing people for their crimes for literally THOUSANDS of years. In ages past, executions were also carried out
publicly (in some cases it was the general public that actually carried out the executions).
We have come up with some the worse ways to be executed (being Hung, Drawn, and Quartered for treason quickly comes to mind......), that you would
think that people would do exactly what you proposed would happen: people stop committing those crimes.
But it never has. People have been committing crimes that are punishable by death for thousands of years. Being executed (even in the most painful and
horrific manner) has never been a determent.
We used to hang people for stealing horses. We don't normally execute someone for stealing a car nowadays, but I can tell you right now: even if we
did.......people would still be stealing cars. It didn't stop them from stealing horses, that's for sure.
Even trying to keep guns away from private citizens have not stopped violent crimes. Instead of shooting someone, you can just stab them to
You mentioned, in one of your very few replies, that people need to consider the victims.
All righty then...let's look at that:
Joe Criminal crosses the street in the dead at night, on a deserted road (as has already been mentioned). Exactly WHO was the victim of this crime?
You can look at even more laws in which when broken actually have no victim either. So your argument there = FAIL
And since history is pretty much shown as that at NO time putting people to death has actually stopped those crimes from happening anymore, your
suggestion also = FAIL
The only thing your idea does is create a world full of people scared to death to even breath, for fear of being arrested. Society would come to a
screeching halt. Infrastructure would fail (who would want to risk breaking a law that is vague, or unknown to most of the population...that is until
some poor fool is arrested and executed for it?).
But like I said: I highly suspect the OP made this thread simply to see how many pages of outraged replies he could get, as this is how he gets off.