Malice Aforethought

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  • US Veterans are not "Murderers"

    Definition of Murderer: "One who commits murder" Definition of Murder: "...the unjustified killing of one person by another, usually distinguished from the crime of manslaughter by the element of malice aforethought." (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica) The first round is for acceptance only.

  • Abortion is murder

    FORFEIT Well that's too bad.  I'll lay out my argument in brief and hope my opponent gives me something to rebut in the next round.  First, let me point out that I will be talking about legal abortion.  Late term, and back-room abortions don't enter into this.  Ok, first a definition: MURDER 1 : the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought[1]So, we see that for something to be murder, it must be (1) a crime, (2) an unlawfull killing, and (3) the killing of a person.  Since we have already established that abortion in the first trimester is legal in the U.S.[2], it is not a crime, nor is it unlawful.  Now another definition.  John Locke defined a person as:"a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places"[3]Clearly, an 7 week old fetus, which doesn't even have a closed neural...

Opinions

  • Is shooting animals murder?

    : the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought. : the killing of a human being by a sane person, with intent, malice aforethought (prior intention to kill the particular victim or anyone who gets in the way) and with no legal excuse or authority. Murder by definition is killing another human being with malice in their minds.

  • Is killing an animal murder?

    It is murder as it is always malice aforethought. Killing Animals Isn't Murder Murder is the killing of a human being by a sane person, with intent, malice aforethought (prior intention to kill the particular victim or anyone who gets in the way) and with no legal excuse or authority. Killing an animal that is standing there with no malice would be murder.

Polls

  • Abortion is...

    Something inbetween Something inbetween Murder Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide. Something inbetween Murder Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide. Something inbetween Murder Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide.

Forums

  • Murder

    Murder only exists within a legal context.I think Wikipedia should define Murder: "Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being with "malice aforethought", and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter).": At 10/2/2011 7:30:07 PM, Gileandos wrote: : I have another curiosity fo Athiests. I hold that the theologians have a stronger moral standard that we should bring to bear in such decisions. I hold that the theologians have a stronger moral standard that we should bring to bear in such decisions.

  • palastinian jihad against women in gaza

    The media only cares when and if Israelis are allegedly the perpetrators, the murderers, the checkpoint "humiliators." Even when Israelis kill an armed Iranian-backed Palestinian member of Hamas in self-defense, even when Israelis accidentally, with no malice aforethought, kill a British journalist or an American "activist," the Israelis are not only blamed—films, plays, and documentaries are made about the "martyred" American Rachel Corrie or the "martyred" British filmmaker James Miller or British "anti-war" activist Tom Hurndall. The media was all over this even though an investigation strongly suggested that James Miller was killed by Palestinians "from the direction of the populated Rafah." Although people know that Palestinians routinely hide behind civilian hostages, deliberately target Israeli civilians, especially children, create their own "martyrs" (the Muhammad al-Dura case as well as the Rachel Corrie case immediately come to...

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