Do you support the death penalty for any crime BESIDES murder?

Posted by: minnymilerza


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minnymilerza says2015-04-12T12:51:50.9886956-05:00
Joe—that must mean bad news for the CIA!
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T12:55:05.1339073-05:00
Fan—who defines "terrorism"?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T12:55:16.0239866-05:00
It wouldn't be bad news. Waterboarding is a weak form of torture.
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T12:55:57.5419541-05:00
Waterboarding is nowhere near all they do
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T12:56:31.7208968-05:00
Terrorism is an act to cause terror to favor a political cause, so like blowing up a bomb that doesn't kill anyone but rips off legs.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T12:57:46.6306562-05:00
"Waterboarding is nowhere near all they do" Well if you want to go into conspiracy, then they already commit murder, so I don't see how death penalty for torture would affect them.
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T12:59:07.9518923-05:00
Joe—isn't that war? Would soldiers be executed?
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T12:59:55.0037419-05:00
Joe—it's not conspiracy. It's literally the truth, haha. CIA officials have admitted the extent of their torturing program
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T13:02:26.2052201-05:00
"murder" is the illegal act of homicide someone, soldiers don't illegally kill someone. The CIA according to conspiracy theorist, commit illegal acts of homicide.
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T13:04:31.5988682-05:00
No, I'm talking about terrorism. If soldiers practice terrorism, should they be executed? Terrorism doesn't have to be lawful or unlawful. It's not in the definition.
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T13:05:34.1144395-05:00
Damn, Komodo
komododragon8 says2015-04-12T13:07:32.5553882-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: the CIA supported and assisted many violent regimes which committed far worse acts of torture. South Vietnam was known for using rape as a form of torture along with electrcuting people, often their genitals.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T13:08:43.8304175-05:00
History of the CIA is a dark place. So is true with a lot of things.
komododragon8 says2015-04-12T13:12:21.5910904-05:00
Mathgeekjoe: true but just because other groups committed worse crimes doesnt mean the CIA gets off the hook. They still have a lot to answer to. We have to set an example of being as humane as possible and not just being slightly less cruel then the other group.
Fan7651230 says2015-04-12T13:12:53.0756979-05:00
In my opinion terrorism is an extreme or outrageous act intentionally done to cause fear, panic, injury, or death to the public or government.
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T13:14:41.8903316-05:00
Fan—who determines what is extreme and outrageous? The perpetrator typically sees their act as morally justified
Fan7651230 says2015-04-12T13:14:43.5283001-05:00
And the jury decides if they have done so.
Fan7651230 says2015-04-12T13:20:46.4594395-05:00
Even if the people who commit the act believe it was morally justified, that would be a weak argument. Attacking the inmocent public should not, in any way, be justified under being morally correct.
Fan7651230 says2015-04-12T13:21:08.7004928-05:00
minnymilerza says2015-04-12T13:36:12.0635201-05:00
I agree, but it's merely our opinion. The killing of innocent civilians was largely encouraged during the Vietnam War, for example
reece says2015-04-12T13:36:30.0187748-05:00
The yuck factor...There is no free will.
reece says2015-04-12T13:38:11.9628143-05:00
I bet there will be so many illogical arguments against what i just said because of the context and the choice i picked.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T20:38:34.0711941-05:00
Reese, there is free will, try looking up the Cogito Model.
reece says2015-04-12T20:44:32.2571863-05:00
@Mathgeekjoe I don't believe in absolute luck, karma, miracles, randomness, etc (including quantum randomness) all things have a cause.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T20:45:26.9727896-05:00
Oh, you believe in fate.
reece says2015-04-12T20:47:01.1936062-05:00
Haha yup. Deterministic chaos theory.
reece says2015-04-12T20:48:48.5617689-05:00
Laws of complexity-consciousness too.
minnymilerza says2015-04-13T14:55:14.4986600-05:00
Gustav—then you should execute every major world leader. Wars?

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