posted on Nov, 1 2004 @ 04:21 PM
Originally posted by shorty
The death penalty doesnt work its a statistical fact and my opinion. I done a post talking about it a while back heres a link to it.
I think you meant that it doesn't work as a deterrent,
I happen to agree with you. I even think that if we televised executions, the biggest percentage of viewers would be sociopaths and murderers, because
they'd like to see that kind of stuff.
That's OK. The death penalty doesn't need to be a deterrent to be effective
. Think of it as killing a rabid dog. It may not stop other dogs
from biting, but it sure will stop that dog from biting.
And just because we believe in execution does not put us at the killers level; it doesn't make us "just as bad" as him. It actually means that we
are able to realize that certain measures are necessary in order to maintain a certain level of civilization. Hiding from that fact is regressive, not