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Old 04-14-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I think the death penalty is the easy way out. I say lock 'em up for the rest of their lives in less than spectacular conditions. If I were to be imprisoned for life, I'd rather someone give me a shot and send me out of this world.

I also believe in DNA testing for ANYONE sentenced to death row. There are people out there that have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not even commit. Texas leads the nation in that category. It's a horrendous tragedy when someone is locked up for a crime they didn't commit, and most of it is because of prosecutor misconduct/hiding evidence to get their "conviction rate" up.

The majority of those freed in Texas in the past few years (if not all) because of new DNA evidence were/are African Americans.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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I am for the death penalty though. I am sure you libs will have some thing to say about that.
How can you make the assumption that a "lib" would be against the death penalty?

Personally, I am neither lib nor conservative. I prefer to make up my own mind on various issues without the input of talking heads, like Rush who uses the word "liberal" the way some KKK members use the N word.

Most of the people I know are neither liberal or conservative. It just depends on the issue and their reasons may be religious or not. You are generalizing which is just too convenient and slanderous without basis.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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Sorry, I didn't mean to call you a liberal. I have a lot of friends that are liberals that love being called Lib, Liberal, whatever.

If the person was convicted of murder without a reason of doubt then they should have the death penalty. I don't feel that we should keep them around and pay for them to be in prison.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I am a liberal. I carry. I am a member of the NRA. I volunteered and fought in Viet Nam. I am for the death penalty, but only out of compassion. When a person has forfeited their right to live in society, then a grave is certainly the most viable, economical option.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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I also know families where the girl had the baby and gave it up for adoption. She and the guy were fine with it and the family that couldn't have the baby were too.

I am not for the death penalty for abortionist. It is not against the law. I am for the death penalty though. I am sure you libs will have some thing to say about that.

I am for Coburn because he believes in a small government with less spending, lower taxes, and more freedom for the average citizen. He does not believe in giving money to special interest groups which a lot of senators do (pork).
Unfortunately for society, too many girls who get pregnant and continue the pregnancy DO NOT give up the baby for adoption. That's one reason why overseas adoptions have become so common.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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How can you make the assumption that a "lib" would be against the death penalty?

Personally, I am neither lib nor conservative. I prefer to make up my own mind on various issues without the input of talking heads, like Rush who uses the word "liberal" the way some KKK members use the N word.

Most of the people I know are neither liberal or conservative. It just depends on the issue and their reasons may be religious or not. You are generalizing which is just too convenient and slanderous without basis.
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Most of the people I know are neither liberal or conservative. It just depends on the issue and their reasons may be religious or not. You are generalizing which is just too convenient and slanderous without basis.
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An excellent point, Redbird. VERY well said. I think your statement very nearly encapsulates the political views of the vast majority of Okies.

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Old 04-19-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: OK
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Unfortunately for society, too many girls who get pregnant and continue the pregnancy DO NOT give up the baby for adoption. That's one reason why overseas adoptions have become so common.
There are many, many children in foster care and available for adoption but because the government makes it so difficult to adopt peole go to other countries.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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There are many, many children in foster care and available for adoption but because the government makes it so difficult to adopt peole go to other countries.
The problem is most of the children in foster care are NOT available for adoption. It takes a long time for the courts to finally sever parental rights. By that time the child is old enough to be considered "unadoptable." They need to stop giving so much time to neglectful/abusive parents to get their sh** together.
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