@GuidoFawkes Capital punishment advocates: Harold Shipman, Fred West, (both took "law" into own hands) and Ian Brady: http://t.co/4UYy9xEYyYThere are numerous great arguments against capital punishment but few of them wrong foot an advocate as swiftly as the above. Those who shout about "punishment" and "an eye for an eye" are gifting evil criminals precisely what they want.
— Nick Margerrison (@NickMargerrison) June 21, 2013
How can a "punishment" so easily dovetail into the will of those you seek to apply it to?
That it's cheap is no excuse to give these people what they so badly want.
That it brings them closer to a supernatural punishment such as hell is absurd. Even if you accept such a place exists most belief systems see you residing for there for a time proportionate to your sins, death makes that sentence no more harsh.
The ever present possibility of you getting the wrong person is not invalidated by modern technology. In a thousand years that argument will be absurd and our current major breakthroughs seen as hopelessly outdated.
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