views on the death penalty...

Canada
December 14, 2006 7:25pm CST
I was always for the death penalty, and still am under the right circumstances but this has really made me think of all the things to consider. What If a stranger walked into your house right now and shot and killed the person you love more than anyone else in this world? What punishment do they deserve? They just killed your loved one right in front of you for no apparent reason. * I say, don't waste time and money on court or jail. Shoot them in the face* Now what if this person has had a psychotic break? They lived a normal healthy life until five minutes ago when they just snapped and killed your loved one, a pill a day and they can return to society and be completely normal and after taking these pills they are so sorry that they killed your loved one. * I say, I don't believe in psychotic breaks, everyone pleads insanity nowadays. Forget the pills, shoot them in the face. * Now consider, that they really are sorry and have no recollection of the murder, they are disgusted and ashamed, they even feel they should die for what they did. * I say, I don't care, they just killed the person I love more then anything in this world, I'm sorry that happened to them if it is true, but they must die too.* What if they just beat your loved one retarded, they can't work or think clearly anymore, they are unable to do the most basic of things for themselves. Such as talking, feeding their self or going to the bathroom. It's not the same person, they stole your loved ones future. In all sense of the word they are gone but not dead. They have zero chance at recovery. So, now what does that person deserve. * I still say to kill them. Its not fair that the person I love is going to be like that forever and the person who did it, gets what, like five years in jail. That I'm paying for. Doesn't sound fair to me.* Now what if in ten years a miracle occurs, your loved one snaps out of it. Did that person deserve to die? Did they deserve to only spend a couple years in jail? * I Stick to my belief, in this case. I would feel better knowing that they were dead.* What if it wasn't a loved one it happened too? What if it was Joe down the street? *Well, I don't know Joe. I don't love him.This wouldn't change my opinion. Cold blooded murder I still would think that person should get killed. If you kill anyone without a damn good reason, such as self defence, you should be killed. Now if they could prove to me that the person truly didn't know what they were doing, because it is Joe and not my loved one I would think about it a lot harder, but in the end, they took a life. A life for a life? The last one, if Joe was beat and slow but alive it would be a hard call. I would feel sorry for Joe and his family but if the person who did it had some sort of temporary lapse, I wouldn't be as quick to jump to the just kill them. It's so hard to say, but if it was my family I wouldn't even pause to think they must die, if the government didn't do it, I can't say I wouldn't try. What does that make me? If it was someone else's family member I would feel sorry for them and probably think what ever punishment the bad person got wasn't good enough, but I would also understand certain factors.* There are so many different factors to consider. Keep in mind I live in Canada. There is no death penalty at all. There isn't even consecutive sentencing. I could go kill 50 people and serve 25 years, that's beyond sick. Makes me wonder why there isn't more vigilante justice here. If I didn't have a family, I would go and kill every child killer and molester I could find. I would be out in time for retirement with lots of money that I made in jail. I could easliy save up cause I wouldn't have any expenses. One last thought. I'm not religious, but what if you believed with all our heart, that the person who hurt your loved one would go to the same place as your loved one so long as they believed in god and took Him into their heart before they died. To spend their eternity in peace and happiness. Would you want them to die then? Or serve life in jail, to know every single day for as long as they live why they are there?
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10 responses
@abg1988 (340)
• India
15 Dec 06
the punishments should be more severe so that the rate of crime will be reduced
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• Philippines
15 Dec 06
Im for life imprisonment, let him suffer in jail and think about what he did. If you kill him, you just put him out of his missery and gave him a favor. By the time he is out of jail he will be too old to enjoy life...
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@abaskamal (149)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 06
Authorities should put all the bad people together on a deserted island and let them figure out how to survive as a community.
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@yorb24 (2181)
• United States
15 Dec 06
It's difficult. At times I am against it and then I am for it. I am for it especially when it involves a child. It depends on the circumstance.
• United States
15 Dec 06
it is a good thing, although very costly if their are a lot of them.
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@satlove (1111)
• India
15 Dec 06
i personally support capital punishment....as it cleans up the garbage of society
@darr195 (110)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I'm in favor of a life sentence with no chance of parole for the most serious crimes like violent murders or maiming.
• United States
15 Dec 06
i believe it should definatly be used. If somebody took someone elses life, they dont deserve to live
@malsun (1528)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Though it is true that we dont have any right to end a life, but barbaric acts does not deserve any forgiveness. Such actions must be condemned and what better way to warn everybody than giving capital punishment to the accused.
@srkool (1012)
• India
15 Dec 06
they are a must for serious crimes