Re: Capital punishment

Eric Watt Forste (
Fri, 20 Jun 1997 09:27:56 -0700

I don't care for capital punishment either, even though I vigorously
support the recognition of a legal right to use deadly force to defend
oneself from threats to one's life. But once you've got someone in
handcuffs and leg irons, they're no longer a genuine threat to anyone's
life, so it's no fair to go poking them with lethal injections.

Tony B. Csoka writes:
> [...] murder is equivalent to denying someone eternity.
> What should be the punishment then?

I've always thought that ostracism and exile were among the least
offensive extreme punishments. Of course, people who are into revenge
consider inoffensiveness a disadvantage among punishments.

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++ expectation foils perception -pcd