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View Poll Results: Why do you oppose the death penalty?
The government should never take a life 5 25.00%
There's always a chance the defendant was wrongly convicted and death is nothing if not permanent 11 55.00%
The death penalty is administered unfairly, and violated equal protection under the Constitution 3 15.00%
the prolonged application of the death penalty prolongs victims and their families from getting "final closure" on the matter 2 10.00%
Gaz told me to oppose it 1 5.00%
Other (describe below) 4 20.00%
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:02 PM  
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I Oppose the Death Penalty in Principle and Here's Why

An exchange in the thread regarding the penalty for the surviving marathon bomber prompted me to inquire as to the reasons the ChiefsPlanet anti-death penalty community hold that position. Please note that this will be a public poll, and since you can have multiple reasons for the position, you may vote for as many as you like.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:54 AM   #46
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I suppose you could call it that. But, I'd be curious as to why one would be fine with one and not the other?
I can see the other way, someone being against abortion and for the death penalty. But like you, I cannot understand why anyone would be against the DP and for abortion.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:56 AM   #47
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I can see the other way, someone being against abortion and for the death penalty.
The death PENALTY is something carried out as punishment for a crime. Is abortion?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:58 AM   #48
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I think the logic behind arguments in favor or against are pretty different. You might see some folks that see an overlap between their justifications (being against intentional killing of any kind in all instances) but I think those people don't have very refined viewpoints.

Not to say they are wrong wine way or another.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:04 PM   #49
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The death PENALTY is something carried out as punishment for a crime. Is abortion?
Nope. That is why I could see being for the DP and still against abortion.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #50
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #51
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The death PENALTY is something carried out as punishment for a crime. Is abortion?
But how can death be a penalty, when it is the one thing all of us, guilty and innocent alike, share in common?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #52
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I suppose you could call it that. But, I'd be curious as to why one would be fine with one and not the other?
Because a fetus isn't a human being, duh!!!!

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