This subject is very touchy please don't get offended!

United States
October 30, 2008 8:36am CST
I understand that people are smarter then animals. So, why is it if an animal is bad or violent we put them to sleep. But, if a person is bad or violent, we cage them for life. Is it our way of just controlling them? And, why are our taxes paying for the bad people; instead of where it could help the most like our children? Or, housing and even health care for the elderly? I am not talking about people who coud get help. I am talking about people who have been rapist, violent criminals, killers and a drain on our court systems and taxes.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Oct 08
You have a very good point, of course I support public hangings so take it for what it's worth. I think if you do a major crime, you should hang in the town square as a deterrent to other offenders. I can just about guarentee you that once ppl see other ppl swinging from a rope, they'll think twice about their actions. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF** [/b]
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I hate to say it but if it was my job then yes, I'd do it. I may not like it but I'd do it. Afterall, I doubt the prison executioner likes his job but he does it. Too many ppl commit crimes b/c they know there is no ultimate price to pay for the crime. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
@p1kef1sh (45640)
31 Oct 08
I think that it is because whilst humans are animals, we've evolved beyond a simple instinctive desire for revenge. Or have we? If we kill a killer are we not just as guilty? Have we not lowered ourselves to their level and debased humanity? Animals are just that and whilst we love them and often treat them as family we hate to see them suffer. Wouldn't a better analogy be why shouldn't we put down other humans who are old or sick, or injured maybe. They too might well be a drain on the state?
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