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View Poll Results: Are YOU in favor of death penalty for mentally impaired?
Yes because he was sentenced to death 50 45.87%
No, it's inhumane 52 47.71%
Other 7 6.42%
Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-24-2015, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Yeah don't forget what they did to the "feeble minded" as they were called during a period when Social Darwinism warranted their removal from society.
Yup. Step one. And that got their bully gorillas really thumping their chests so they could go on to step two. But they never learn. They always repeat the same mistakes and end up in the same place. Sooner or later bullies finally tick off the nice guys. And then they get their arses whooped.

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Old 03-24-2015, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I don't believe in the death penalty the way it is now. Too much room for error.

I believe in having prisons that aren't like community centers where people go to get corrected or rehabilitated...or pumped up to look like Sylvester Stallone. Lock them up alone in a single cell for 24 hours a day. No mess hall - eat in the cell. No "yard" or exercise equipment - exercise in the cell. No opportunity to kill guards or other inmates.

If you go crazy, that's your problem for committing the crime in the first place. Why am I supposed to cry about that? We taxpayers are the victims of these guys, then we have to cater to them in prison? No way.

If a "lifer" can't do the time, and wants to die instead, let him face a firing squad. That's his choice, not our revenge.

Are you serious?

You're against the death penalty when applicable, yet endorse a human being's solitary confinement for the rest of his life?

Yet another example of how liberals aren't the compassionate ones, after all.
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Old 03-24-2015, 04:05 AM
 
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Isn't every murderer mentally ill?
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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not if they haven't done anything egregiously wrong
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:25 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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The legal definition of insanity is rather different than the psychiatric definitions, and both are easily twisted by lawyers.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Default Yes they should face the death penalty

What else are they going to do? Rot in prison? To me that's more inhumane than getting a lethal injection. Watch documentaries on solitary confinement. They make me sick. No one should be in solitary. Now that's INHUMANE. They're better off dead.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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Default Not at all,

These folks are delusional many times and imagine all sorts of plots against themselves.
These are not people that intentionally cause malice and violence. They do not interpret their surroundings in the same way you and I do. They can be delusional.
Sometimes they can commit murder intentionally however...and much worse. Heinous crimes that ordianary people might never commit.QUOTE=WaldoKitty;38935103]Isn't every murderer mentally ill?[/quote]
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Hialeah, Florida
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The legal definition of insanity is rather different than the psychiatric definitions, and both are easily twisted by lawyers.
Your claim is false, it is not the easy to put up an insanity plea, especially in a nation such as the USA that is filled with moronic buffoons that think poor mental health can be fixed by taking a short walk.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Isn't every murderer mentally ill?
Bullseye Waldo. Of course they are. If one is so lacking in empathy that they would actually intentionally what everyone knows is the single most heinous vile treason against all that is considered sacred by humanity and even lower species, yes, they are mentally ill.

There's lots of mental illness not recognized for what it is. Frankly I think anybody cheering for the executioner is ill. It's all sickness. We as a society are a lot more ill than we know.

Hitler was a guy who had stunningly clear vision, focus and organizational skills. He led a downtrodden country to the top of heap in 5 years despite the fact the world just entered the Great Depression. He could have been the greatest hero in all of history - except his illness was he loathed the incompetence of the general populace. He hated weakness. If you're the strongest and most skillful it is obvious that it is your responsibility to have compassion for those who can't keep up with you. You have to help them manage - not hate them for being a burden.

Sociopathy is the inability to empathize. It is the the most widespread mental illness on the planet.

" our resistance is gradually being weakened by men who are as deluded as they are lacking in initiative..."

From Hitler's Last Testament

Clearer thoughts are here:

All about Empathy: Quotes on Compassion
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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This discussion about what is insanity and what is not, is only one reason I would like to see the death penalty taken off the table.

There are several other reasons, though, ranging from philosophical to financial.
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