Re: The pool we're trying to paddle in

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2001 - 19:16:23 MDT

J Corbally wrote

> Seems to me like the death penalty is more a case of
> legalized communal revenge than anything to do with
> justice. The idea that a Govt. can actually kill
> someone is disturbing.

Isn't the idea that a government can put you in prison for
life, deny you any chance to pursue a career, or marry, or
travel, or even have children equally disturbing to you?

You perhaps may want to bring about a situation where
person A can in fact kill person B, but no government
can kill person A regardless of what he has done.

Also, isn't it better to let ten thousand guilty men
go free rather than deprive an innocent man of his
livelihood, his freedom, and his family? (Never mind
what the ten thousand guilty men may do; apparently
what's important is that our own hands, i.e., our
government's hands, remain clean.)

Lee Corbin

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