Should the state have the right to kill it's own citizens?

Posted by: russian_metaphor_man

  • Yes

  • No

20% 3 votes
80% 12 votes
  • If a society is to maintain stability, it must have the right to meet out punishment. There are certain crimes that merit the death penalty. However, it is not the state that decides guilt. It is a jury that makes this decision. So, in effect, it is not the state that kills people. They simply carry out the will of the people who have decided the persons guilt.

    Posted by: B0HICA
  • The death penalty is needed to get rid of immoral people, who's mind is as callous as the carbon on a white dwarf and can't be rehabilitated.

  • To answer this question, let me say that it is worded in a way that it is hard to say. If we are discussing about the Death Penalty, if the criminal charged with the Death Penalty does not get it; the state should only have the right if the criminal killed a huge amount of innocent citizens. Otherwise, let the people decide within the jury. But worded the question, of just allowing the state to kill off anyone, I would have to disagree. That is definitely inhumane and not just!

  • The government would be stupid to kill taxpayers.

  • Doesn't this begin moving towards possible tyranny?

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Teaparty1 says2015-07-16T23:06:06.1734145-05:00
Only communists and socialists.
russian_metaphor_man says2015-07-17T01:14:03.7173644-05:00
@B0HICA: the state maintains the law for the death penalty
russian_metaphor_man says2015-07-17T01:15:01.7408807-05:00
@Teaparty1: you mean only capitalist and yourself
B0HICA says2015-07-17T02:34:35.0095921-05:00
@russian_metaphor_man: And who elects those who mandate a death penalty?
Haroush says2015-07-17T10:16:46.2816586-05:00
It's ironic he didn't just say death penalty. Instead he tried to be crafty.
Haroush says2015-07-17T10:19:29.8356051-05:00
Another thing, since states are governments ran by it's citizens it is perfectly legal to use the death penalty if their people agree to do so by their votes. Unless you don't wanna live in America no more and live in Great Britain..
TBR says2015-07-17T10:26:58.2714455-05:00
This is a shameful map. We, the US, have been lagging in criminal justice for decades and its not getting better. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d0/Capital_punishment.PNG/1200px-Capital_punishment.PNG
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-07-17T12:10:29.0644467-05:00
I don't care if states have the right to kill their citizens... I care if they kill their citizens.
Haroush says2015-07-17T12:12:35.4586363-05:00
If someone is not contributing anything to society then they are not a citizen.
Haroush says2015-07-19T08:10:07.2716142-05:00
How are prisoners tax payers?
Midnight1131 says2015-07-19T11:36:42.9352568-05:00
Haroush, that's just your opinion. The real definition of citizen is - a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized: Says nothing about "contribution to society."
Haroush says2015-07-19T12:16:40.7804377-05:00
Look over that definition.. It is saying that..
Haroush says2015-07-19T12:17:52.9916400-05:00
At least you could reword that definition like that.
Midnight1131 says2015-07-19T12:18:22.4948076-05:00
You'll have to explain it to me, I don't see it.

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