is anyone truly FOR those? one might argue justification for them, but does anyone believe that war is inherently positive? or the death penalty?
Is anyone truly *for* abortion? It seems to me something you do when something goes *wrong*. Most people would prefer that there just never be an unwanted pregnancy.
So how do you define someone who is "against" abortion? Easy. Someone who refuses to have any part in it, disapproves of it occuring, and in extreme instances, wishes to outlaw its occurence.
Being against war and the death penalty would tend to follow the same principles.
So I was asking, if being a former zygote justifies the first stance, does being a current human justify the second stance, and to the same extent in both cases?
Bonus points for answers in the form of metered asian poetry.
I support all things
Properly justified which
kill more idiots
In order to do the explanation, I will refrain from poetry, as I am not good at it, and I should do SOME work today.
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.
As for war...this is where the 'properly justified' comes in more than anything. War to protect the country, yes. War to protect allies, if required. 'Pre-emptive strikes' to eliminate random dictators which leave us in the Middle East for far longer than we should be, opposed.
Abortion is trickier. Once again, justification plays a key role. Aborting a fetus that was the product of rape, most likely justifiable. Abortion in a happy marriage just because they don't want another kid, not so much. The problem is that there is too much grey area in between. I do not believe there can be a hard law drawn line as to what is good an what isn't. I think it is a personal decision based solely on the circumstances at hand. It should be an option available for the extremem circumstances which require it at any rate, not outright denied. On the other hand, if you're a couple who just can't stop screwing and are using abortion as birth control, they should be killed (see aforementioned killing of idiots).