KITCHEN CORNER CHAT forum: The Death Penalty
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|My husband just made a verrrry interesting comment to me. But let me back track.
I am a moderate democrat, whose against the death penalty. (But I'm also against abortion in most cases, to show you my moderation)
Gino leans more to the right, although moderate as well. (opposites attract, we've had wonderfully deep conversations through the years!)
I do believe in heinous cases, life without parole. And I mean, LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE. I just don't want to be on a jury and be the one sentencing someone to death. I'd never sleep right, feeling I was almost as bad as the monster who committed the crime. I've never understood how anyone could watch someone getting fried. :(
But Gino made me think of an alternative. What if it were made federal law that the criminal's organs were all donated to good, normal people?
Then I thought, it would not be like killing one person, but giving good life to several, maybe many, other normal ones. How could you put someone to death without damaging their tissue so it could be donated?
Something to ponder... I might change my mind on this one, were that to happen.
hmmm...what do you guys think?
|easy on how to put someone to death w/o injury to organs. 22cal. Bullet to the back of the head. Guaranteed painless, harvestable organs all over the place, including the face for face transplants.
And I'm pro abortion, on the fence w/death penalty (not very effective because it's rarely used and millions of dollars are wasted in appeals) , and leary about organ harvesting as I don't feel that it's 100% equal opportunity for everyone no matter their finances, plus I'm not really for people sitting in prison their entire lives being fed better than school children, having access to health care better than I can get with my insurance, getting a free college education, etc etc etc. What ever happened to "hard time"?
Oh, and btw, I work with post-conviction people as my profession of the moment, and have seen the realities of prison/jail now for almost 5 years.
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|Well Toni, I do believe that it's a good idea to educate those who aren't murderers.
And your'e right about the school systems, give them a chance first, they have committed no crimes and should have the entire school and lunch program re-worked.
I can't even SAY here what i really feel about human reproduction. But abortion (after your'e already pregnant) unless in cases of rape, or some other extinuating circumstance, against. i was for it as a kid, but met people through the years that could have been aborted that thankfully were not. Changed my views. I'm pretty open minded.
You know the country would never go for 'bullet to the back of the head.' I know what you're getting at, but even in the wild wild west we hung them, less bloody.
Since you do work with convicts, i'll drop this on you, and i'm sure you've already thought of it. Do you believe it's genetic, these killers? Or society? Even the FBI says chldren who enjoy hurting small creatures are predisposed to become killers/rapists, etc. I agree with them. I lean towards genetics.....
edit I added: I have a friend in Miami who was given a heart 3 years ago. He was a lowly carpet installer and he got the heart that saved his life. :)
And, if Gino had his way, they'd be put to death in 3 months to the day, so they had enough time to say their goodbyes and get their affairs in order.....but that'd be it. 3 months
|funny thing about transplants and the infamous list....people in the prisons get 1st dibs on organs that need to be replaced. I am not kidding...it is a fact! It was told to me by a person involved with the transplant program when I was a nurse.
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