posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 10:38 AM
reply to post by RealSpoke
You took what I expected from my post - nothing. Regarding my moral character and my participation in war - it was my chosen profession. It is not
for everyone especially those with weak moral character. The fact that you regard military service and killing in war without remorse to show poor
moral character Society disagrees.
When polled on which professions are most respected - that of Military Officer usually is in the top 10 for respect, trust and character. Sure we
kill, I have killed (or ordered killed) more people with a radio and a fire mission or air strike than most would care to believe. The difference is
- it was not murder, it was war.
We get it you have sympathy for criminals who have a sob story. I do not.
Theft is theft regardless of the perceived need of the thief and the perceived wealth of the victim.
The crime is theft - the punishment should be the same without regard to the "circumstance" of the actor. Bernie Maddoff (who already had more
money than most people will ever earn) stealing from pensioners is no different than two thugs (who need the money for gas to get to work) going into
a convenience store with a gun and getting 50.00. One stole a lot more money and used fraud the other stole a little bit of money and used violence.
The relative success/intellect of the criminal is irrelevant to the crime.
Criminals are predators - show weakness or compassion to a predator and you will get aggression in response - guaranteed. Just like in nature some
predators use cunning a guile to hunt others use brute strength - it matters very little to the prey in the end which method was used only that they
are now a meal.
Regarding the poor vs. rich criminal thing. I think again you obviously didn't read my post. I said that there are many a rich man who lack moral
character while many a poor man clearly know the difference between right and wrong Which proves the circumstance of birth and or environment are not
the cause of lack of moral character.