Tractor wrote:In short, it means I am definatley for the death penalty, as those idiots deserve whatever comes to them. If you do something bad enough that you can get a jury to sentance you to death, you probably deserve it and are not a productive member of society.
I thought this comment was exceptionally callous and had gone for a while without response... even if it means dragging this thread off topic again.
I don't know where you live, but where I live the justice system is not perfectly reliable. I grew up in Illinois, where capital punishment was put on moratorium a few years ago. Leading up to this researchers were finding many instances of irregularities in the trials of people on death row, almost always working against the defendants. And several times these people were discovered to be completely innocent. So not everyone that's sentenced to death has actually done something to deserve it. Some of these people may even be productive members of society. Even if they aren't, well, being non-productive is no reason to be killed in itself.
Furthermore you talk about killing "stupid people", people that aren't "productive member[s] of society" not deserving life, and the idea that anyone that a jury can convict deserves to die. These are linked, I believe. We form a society, in part, to protect people from mob-rule mentalities like these. Juries (in the US at least) don't have sentencing power, largely for this reason.