An eye for an eye, A tooth for a tooth.

@megs85 (3144)
Australia
December 14, 2006 12:50pm CST
Do you believe in adopting this attitude towards capital punishment. Should the punishment mirror the crime, or is that a crime in itself? Besides America, do any other countries still have capital punishment? Whats your opinion on the matter?
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
15 Dec 06
It works out if we could be fair to each other. I don't believe in capital punishment, I think those people should just be put in jail for life.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Do you think it is worse for them to have to suffer with the guilt of what they have done, or do you not believe in taking another human beings life, regardless? How would you feel if it were your child that was murdered? What punishment would you demand then?
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Yes I do. If a person murders another person, then why should that person live. If a adult molestes and child, then why can't that person suffer like the child did. I do believe in this saying and I also believe that some of these criminals are getting off to easy.
@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
How do you make a child molestor suffer? Get someone to molest them?! Most molestors were sexually abused as children... What do you think is an appropriate punishment for offenders?
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
12 Mar 07
Well Megs, I'm a libertarian and anarchist person, so I've always been against every kind of capital punishment, but I have to admit that the latest violent facts shocked me so much that I'm changing idea.... I think that capital punishment isn't a good way to make justice, but I think also that we sometimes need revenge, and so I can understand people who want their rapers to die, for instance. I think that "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" is a primitive way of solving problems, but in this period socity is so violent that it isn't easy to take the right decision.
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Capital punishment is definitely not an answer. Capital punishment provides a very bad precedent for others to follow. If killing is made legal through capital punishment or by whatever name it is called then this policy of killing may be practiced by other members of the society under their own brand names. The reason given-if law can kill a person when he/she does wrong why not we? How can one justify this?
@scorpius (1793)
• India
5 Jan 07
yes i do believe in capital punishment whats ore certai crimes are so ghastly that u cannot really make the punmishmnent fit the crime.i ahve given such an example please go to the link given below! i am friom india and here we do ahve capital punishment! http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/541633.aspx
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
5 Jan 07
In our country life against life or 14 yrs. imprisonment against a life. I think against a life more punishment need to take otherwise people will get inspiration to kill a life. Capital punishment also here for abusing or rape a girl and woman say at least 3 yrs. to 10 yrs. jail.
• United States
25 Dec 06
Yes, that is the rule. An eye for and eye, tooth for a tooth, life for a life, and so on. The rule is just and fair and it is what Allah has ordained.
@sunita64 (6472)
• India
16 Dec 06
Well all criminals are not professionals, some commit crime at the heat of the moment , I feel those who can be reformed should be tried.