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  • RegisteredDecember 5, 2008
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  • RegisteredDecember 5, 2008

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Misfit, To answer your question, I think because with that most western countries influenced by the western enlightenment rationalized away the death penalty as a deterrent that didn't work to curb murder and therefore saw the act as inhumane, but forgot the life that was lost in this thinking process and therefore devalued the life of the victim. I think there are additional influences in those decisions such as secularism, but I need to go to bed as work calls in the morning. I am sure my answer is not enough for this topic as it warrants more in depth analysis, but I still side with the state protecting it citizens.

Misfit, To answer your question, I think because with that most western countries influenced by the western enlightenment rationalized away the death penalty as a deterrent that didn't work to curb murder and therefore saw the act as inhumane, but forgot the life that was lost in this thinking process and therefore devalued the life of the victim. I think there are additional influences in those decisions such as secularism, but I need to go to bed as work calls in the morning. I am sure my answer is not enough for this topic as it warrants more in depth analysis, but I still side with the state protecting it citizens.

Okay, I rarely comment, but wish to support the authorities in this matter. If the alleged murders are found guilty, as they have already confessed online and too authorities, then I believe they have the legitimate power to execute them. It is not an emotional reaction as someone stated, but a respect for the lives taken. It is life for life. That is the guiding principle. This is not hard to comprehend. The perpetrators sacrificed their own lives when they slew the innocent whom they rob of both money and life. This is so elementary it is hard for me to grasp how it can be missed. It is sad these young guys had no conscience and moral compass, but the authorities seek to protect society by enacting these measures. Don't forget about the cannibal who was shown leniency and let out after killing prior and then went on a decade long horrific adventure of slaying and eating others. If he had been executed after the first offense, then many would be still alive today. If any of you were being attacked, you'd fight to the death to survive even if it cost the life of another. Your actions would be justified because your life is of value and this is the same action the state is taking by protecting it's citizens from any who have killed and could potentially kill again. If you can protect yourself, the authorities can protect its citizens.

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