disgruntledgoat wrote:I believe that capital punishment isn't justice, it's revenge. For us to declare our society is better than those who would disobey it's laws to harm others,I believe we must show that we won't stoop to their level of barbarism.
I'm not saying you're wrong, but that's what I believe.
Very noble. Would you not be prepared to qualify that by saying it is a belief based wholly on not having been directly affected by a capital crime? or is it a belief based on such a terrible experience?
I'd like to think like you do but I just don't think I could in that situation.