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Old 10-16-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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In America, we coddle the criminal because there are too many damn lawyers who are out to make money and could care less about the people they ultimately screw. Personally, I think anyone who commits a violent crime should get their fair trial and if convicted should be sentenced to death. That way, the American taxpayer isn't forced to pay for this scum's three meals a day and shelter.
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This is EXACTLY why I think Americans support the death penalty not out of sympathy for the victim, but because of greed. And I'm sure many of them are fine with wasting our money on defense we don't need.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with the death penalty if the courts were 100% accurate when convicting the defendant.

Since they can't even come close to that, I'm against it because no wrongfully convicted person should ever have to face the death penalty.

Why conservatives are confident that the government can handle such a task - when they otherwise constantly complain about government incompetence - is beyond my understanding.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:22 AM
 
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I totally agree. US punishment methods are the least cruel to date.

In Iran, let them amputate their Hands and Legs, but under anesthesia. Is that what you are saying???
Well I dont think Iran should be compared to the US, as another method of an death penality is stoning to death for Iran, esp for adultery. In addition they do execute peoples who happen to be homosexual, even people under 18 have been executed in Iran too. In addition there are political dissidents that have given long prison sentences.

Yes the US has problems but at least its an much more free society than IRan.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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If he is guilty and knew beforehand what the punishment for this crime is, then I see no problem with this. If the people in Iran don't like their legal system, they should either have a revolution again or apply for asylum in some country whose laws better suit them. They brought these lunatics to power in 1979., so they only have themselves to blame.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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If he is guilty and knew beforehand what the punishment for this crime is, then I see no problem with this. If the people in Iran don't like their legal system, they should either have a revolution again or apply for asylum in some country whose laws better suit them. They brought these lunatics to power in 1979., so they only have themselves to blame.
Most Iranians are against the regime today. In addition there has been an huge increase in young people and an considerable percentage of Iranians were born after the revolution.


There has been protests in Iran against the regime but it is put down harshly by the authorities. In addition many Iranians apply for asylum each year and they are one of the highest group of asylum seekers for western countries.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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What do you do with people like Kenneth Lay? White-collar corporate crime?
A college education gives one the ability to steal/rob legally. Let's not overlook the most dangerous robbers amongst us!
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