Death penalty for molesters?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by El_Guero, Oct 30, 2006.

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Is the death penalty a viable punishment for this?

  1. Yes, 2 strikes and you are out.

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  2. Yes, for some offenders, but not mandatory.

    23.1%
  3. No, for mandatory death penalty.

    34.6%
  4. Not really sure, or other.

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  1. El_Guero

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    Death penalty for molesters?

    A Texan is running on a platform of stiff penalty for child molesters. For second offense, he recommends death.

    Is this good or bad?
     
  2. rbell

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    There should never be a second offense.

    The moron judge that would sentence a child rapist to anything less than life in prison lacks either common sense, morals, or both.

    I say life in prison, plus physical castration.
     
  3. El_Guero

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    I voted not sure, because I am not certain that the death penalty would be applied fairly for all offenders.

    I do think that at some point, we must either commit them to jail for life, or give them death.
     
  4. canadyjd

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    Support for the death penalty is contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles. I voted "other"; meaning "no death penalty" in any case.

    peace to you:praying:
     
  5. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    The death penalty does not have to be fair to still be just. If we carried that thinking to its extreme then we could never punish anyone because we can never catch them all. Some offenders always get away but we should still punish the ones we catch.

    As far as canadyjd's comment. Jesus never said anything negative about the death penalty. He suffered the death penalty and never said it was unjust or unfair.

    Anyway, I would vote against making it manditory. That really ties the hands of our judges. Give them the ability to use the death sentence if they feel it is justified but don't require it. Remember that a lot of sex offenders get taged for statutory rape when they are almost children themselves. Look throuh the sex offender rolls for your county. Most of the offenses will be for underage sex between two teenagers.
     
  6. El_Guero

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    Solid post!


    Although, I am not certain that age should be a discriminand. Yes, a 30 year old predator is dangerous. But, I know 30 year old men that married child brides. And I definitely knew 18 year old 'men' that were just trying to use any child they could find.
     
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    The law is a great teacher. Suddenly changing it catches people who have been taught for years that things were otherwise. They've behaved a certain way and been enslaved by their sin, and suddenly society is calling them to account in a way that was never anticipated before. It's a complicated matter that should be approached carefully.

    I think that the death penalty is appropriate in some cases of child molesting.

    Have you ever been friends with a pedophile? I have. It changes your perspective to see them as humans, weak, enslaved, self-loathing, etc. It doesn't determine my doctrine, but it affects my attitude.
     
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    Luke 17:2
    It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
     
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    You call a woman who has an abortion, a killer, but do not advocate killing her, and yet you are fast to kill another human,,,for whatever crime.

    I'll never understand this,,never.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Hear, hear.
     
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    Perhaps rehabilitation after first time, if not extenuating circumstances.

    Castration and very long prison after second offence.

    But Bible doesn't require life for this crime.

    The root is probably based in the pornography business, and I'd love to see pornography outlawed completely using the Christian right as judges as to what's acceptable. The idea of free speach in these area's shall be infringed. Says I
     
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    Levitical Law was written at a time when women and children were (at best) possessions and not human beings, so of course it wouldn't.

    Regardless, I've yet to see someone rationally explain how you can be against abortion and for the death penalty and not be a hypocrite...
     
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    Balogna.

    That is because you have either decided to disregard the Bible or are ignorant of it. I hope for your sake it's the latter.
     
  14. KenH

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    No to the death penalty without the actual taking of human life as the crime.
     
  15. KenH

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    You would have to set up a theocracy, such as Iran, to pull that off.
     
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    But that is what happens when molestors do thier evil deed, they take away the innocence of a child and isn't that an important essence of a young childs life. The molestor has scarred that child for life ad killing the potential goodness of that child.
    Molestors do not need to be given a second chance, they need to be stopped by whatever means that is necessary.
     
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    Noooooo, historical fact. You have either decided to disregard history or are ignorant of it. I hope for your sake it is the latter.
     
  18. KenH

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    I have no problem with sending them to prison for a long, long time.
     
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    Just as long as they stay there without some bleeding heart Governor to turn them loose again.
     
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    If you want that kind of a country, there are several in the middle east that you may find appealing. Feel free to emigrate!
     

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