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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 04-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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You can vote different ways? So I can "be for it, before I was against it"?
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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I'm for it in principle, but I don't trust our government and all the government workers in the process to entrust them with the power to take a man's life. So I oppose the death penalty for that reason, competence essentially.
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You can vote different ways? So I can "be for it, before I was against it"?

You can vote different ways since there could be multiple reasons for holding that position.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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I'm for it in principle, but I don't trust our government and all the government workers in the process to entrust them with the power to take a man's life. So I oppose the death penalty for that reason.
That should be the answer for everyone who says the government is trying to take over and institute a police state. But is it?
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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I'm for it in principle, but I don't trust our government and all the government workers in the process to entrust them with the power to take a man's life. So I oppose the death penalty for that reason, compeyence essentially.
This is where I sit. That said, I'm perfectly content with it being used in obvious slam dunk cases, such as the one in Boston, or students who plagiarize papers.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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That should be the answer for everyone who says the government is trying to take over and institute a police state. But is it?
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I'm ultimately for it, but have reservations due to #2 and #4.
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I'm for it in principle, but I don't trust our government and all the government workers in the process to entrust them with the power to take a man's life. So I oppose the death penalty for that reason, compeyence essentially.
I find myself agreeing with this. As a high schooler, I always debated against it, and then have become more for it as I have gotten older and more conservative. But then you read about states like Illinois that have executed people that may have been innocent, and that makes my stomach turn. Death is an absolute punishment, so I think those imposing that sentence need to be as absolutely sure about it when the sentence is imposed, and it should not be imposed lightly.
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The problem with the death penalty is that it has been applied unfairly far too often. If it is truly impossible to institute sufficient controls to "fix" that problem, then I would probably oppose it.

However, as Hamas put it, there are certain "slam dunk" cases for which the appropriate punishment is death. The threat of the death penalty is also a very effective tool that a prosecutor can use to get a guilty plea from a defendant and spare the family of the victim(s) from having to endure a long and protracted trial.

If supporting the death penalty makes me a bloodthirsty vengeance-seeking cretin, so be it.
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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 04-23-2013, 05:24 PM   #14
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I'm for it in principle, but I don't trust our government and all the government workers in the process to entrust them with the power to take a man's life. So I oppose the death penalty for that reason, competence essentially.
That's why it takes so long to execute someone. There are appeals and many of people in the process. Execution is not performed quickly or without rigor. I think its done correctly.
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Same. I voted "other" because I don't oppose it.
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