As soon as I mentally turn the corner on the death penalty

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  1. g8orbill
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    if I am gong to be prolife when it comes to abortion then as a Christian I do not think I can support the death penalty.
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    I made no such claim. But, you're simultaneously calling our Founding Fathers "soft." You comfortable with that?
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    You saying prisoners didn't work in the time of the Founders? Perhaps they were too occupied sitting in stocks.
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    I didn't say that nor did I say anything specific about working as prisoners. It seems some are taking onus with the value of cruel and unusual punishment.
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    I'm all for cruel punishment. I'm also for unusual punishment. But definitely against cruel AND unusual punishment. That's just wrong.
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    MoI's dictatorship...I like it. :)

    The reality of capital punishment is inhumane on a number of fronts which because we can never get to that which you offer as a path to make it tenable, I think the only option is to just do away with it. At a minimum, it can help insure that we never execute innocent people (though taking away innocent folks freedom no laughing matter either).
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    I'm guessing as soon as you can get George Will and P.J. O'Rourke lined up as your speech writers.
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    You're just spewing bullets to see what you can hit
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    Not really. If you care to elucidate your point you have a receptive audience.
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    True, a line must be drawn somewhere.
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    I think the idea of a corrective prison was hardly even a thing then (those took off during the Jacksonian era). There were workhouses, but you werent really incarcerated, and you didnt stay long.

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