Re: Is the death penalty Extropian?
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 18:19:57 EST

In a message dated 11/24/98 9:17:36 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

> Second,I feel that the death penalty is the appropriate punishment
> for the unlawful and malicious killing of a fellow human being.

That's all that needs to be said about it then. A punishment that fits the crime. Deterrance etc doesn't enter into the argument. However the death penalty does prevent multiple offenses....

or as (Michael Lorrey) so eloquently states.....

>Contrasting this with the huge deterrent effect that allowing law abiding
>to carry concealed weapons has on violent crimes, we can surmise that
>the only effective form of death penalty is one which is exacted at the
>crime scene. No technicalities, no appeals.

I can agree with that....

However in state sponsored executions I would like to see the method changed. I think total body organ harvesting would be much more appropriate.