(nota bene the following is the diametric opposite of what thoughts I would have expressed on the matter prior to the start of my life as a Husband and Father…makes all the difference in the world)
Can nobody see the fundamental egregiousness of this line of reasoning?
The rank stupidity of this argument (no offence, MM, I mean in general) never ceases to stupify me.
So what we’re saying is “We actually think it’s OK to exact this punishment on actual perpetrators, but we as a society can’t manage to figure out a way that our justice system can function properly, so…ah, fuck it, they all walk.”
What kind of madness is this?
Despite the fact that it kind of makes my teeth hurt, I agree here with CS, this has nothing to do with deterrence, it’s simple retribution.
How can you possibly argue that your system is just when Perp continues to enjoy privilege that he himself consciously denied his victim?
Buddy is directly responsible for the fact that another human being is prevented from ever again, just once:
seeing another sunrise;
holding their parent, spouse or child;
enjoying the fruits of longevity;
Or any of the other things we consider to be the most basic privileges of being alive.
EVEN the present capital punishment parameters are rife with inequity.
See the above, any Death Row resident will be able to enjoy EACH of those things, many times over, before being called to atone for their actions.
Additionally, note that the victim(s) didn’t enjoy the luxury of entire organizations working 24/7 to guarantee that their untimely demise was swift, painless, and conducted with the utmost regard for their rights and dignity.
IF your system is so FUCKED UP that you dasen’t dare allow your punishments to be enacted, for fear that you have the wrong guy, well, just spitballing here…FIX IT.
Also note that only a percentage of the groups arguing against CP are doing so because of the margin of error in convictions.
The rest are objecting on humanitarian or compassion-based grounds.
I’m a pretty compassionate and humanitarian dude, ask anyone.
I have limitless compassion for those who suffer unfairly at the hands of others, for anyone who is taken unfair advantage of, and I will always do everything in my power to see that the weak are NOT hurt by the strong.
That’s why I support Capital Punishment.
Or, alternatively, if one of Mine ends up being the victim, I have no qualms about visiting fair retribution on their behalf.
And, as much as I hate to shill for these asinine right-wing homophobic muttonheads, see here for the truth on most common anti-CP stances: