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Are you in favor of the death penalty? [View all] Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 OP
I consider it state murder. My husband and I told our kids should we be murdered we do not want Demsrule86 Jan 2023 #1
I agree it is a cold-blooded killing. It's being done in the name of the people. Walleye Jan 2023 #4
That is how I feel and considering the injustices in our judicial system...it is just barbaric. Demsrule86 Jan 2023 #27
Exactly! Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #44
No. But above all because we can't reverse it and we make mistakes Hortensis Jan 2023 #134
I remember writing an essay in junior high,my first firm political position, anti-death penalty Walleye Jan 2023 #2
+1. I haven't looked it up but there was a period when it was illegal. Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #7
I sure am NOT. CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2023 #3
+1 Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #8
Exactly! WVGal1963 Jan 2023 #25
Putting an irrevocable result in the hands of the AleksS Jan 2023 #5
Having done a capital appeal qazplm135 Jan 2023 #26
Some very heinous acts rock my beliefs regarding this issue but I am against it Deuxcents Jan 2023 #6
I hear you. Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #10
I'm 99% against, but there are a few so heinous that I don't object AZSkiffyGeek Jan 2023 #15
I'm against it because it doesn't 'deter' anything... rubbersole Jan 2023 #68
I feel the same. OnionPatch Jan 2023 #100
I would like to see it HIGHLY restricted as well. roamer65 Jan 2023 #20
Ditto. BTK needs to be in the ground Blue_playwright Jan 2023 #38
I think about how many times Ted Bundy escaped from jail... Laffy Kat Jan 2023 #43
I don't pay much attention to serial killers bc too scary, so I had No Idea he'd Escaped! Woah! electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #54
Yep, both times from Colorado jails. Laffy Kat Jan 2023 #64
Gah! electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #118
Sends wrong message: poli-junkie Jan 2023 #9
State sanctioned murder PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2023 #11
+1 Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #12
No Bleacher Creature Jan 2023 #13
So you kill someone for killing someone? spanone Jan 2023 #14
So you hold someone against their will for holding someone against their will? TheProle Jan 2023 #113
These results don't fit with articles I've posted about prisoners executed iemanja Jan 2023 #16
That's interesting!!! Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #33
The 484th person Texas executed had an IQ of 61. Laffy Kat Jan 2023 #46
Really? Wow. Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #56
I would say that people are not Disaffected Jan 2023 #66
I disagree with that GenThePerservering Jan 2023 #110
I agree obamanut2012 Jan 2023 #86
Or a straight question about it attracts more responses (just votes) than comments muriel_volestrangler Jan 2023 #111
In theory yes, not in practice. SYFROYH Jan 2023 #17
+1 progressoid Jan 2023 #29
+2 Blue_playwright Jan 2023 #40
+3 Shrek Jan 2023 #78
So you are pro DP obamanut2012 Jan 2023 #87
The problem is that they can't tighten it enough to eliminate error. I'm convinced of that. SYFROYH Jan 2023 #97
That's why I hit "other" Dorian Gray Jan 2023 #108
I don't like the mistakes, that's for sure. dchill Jan 2023 #18
That's My Issue ProfessorGAC Jan 2023 #112
Generally, NO FoxNewsSucks Jan 2023 #19
So you are pro DP obamanut2012 Jan 2023 #89
Lol, so you are not against the death penalty! USALiberal Jan 2023 #121
Only in certain cases is it a good thing jmowreader Jan 2023 #21
So you are pro DP, and think murder is "a good thing" obamanut2012 Jan 2023 #90
Why do you want that to happen it's not a deterrent at all USALiberal Jan 2023 #122
Definite 'no' for the death penalty. Talitha Jan 2023 #22
Don't like it, Igel Jan 2023 #23
That's an interesting thought. Life in prison without Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #34
When answering the question remember that SCOTUS justices say you don't have a right RockRaven Jan 2023 #24
I am absolutely opposed. It's barbaric. Ocelot II Jan 2023 #28
Nope. Solly Mack Jan 2023 #30
No edhopper Jan 2023 #31
+1 Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #36
No. n/t GP6971 Jan 2023 #32
No. But there are exceptions to every rule. LakeArenal Jan 2023 #35
With nitrogen gas and fentanyl, it can make a very humane comeback. Frasier Balzov Jan 2023 #37
Nope....not under any circumstances....n/t Upthevibe Jan 2023 #39
+1 Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #42
In some cases nt doc03 Jan 2023 #41
No. brer cat Jan 2023 #45
No, under no circumstances, not for any reason. Stinky The Clown Jan 2023 #47
Some criminals want the death penalty for themselves. Timothy McVeigh, Oklahoma bomber wanted to b keithbvadu2 Jan 2023 #48
Many more no's sarisataka Jan 2023 #49
Philosophical here, without the specific monstrosities of a crime JT45242 Jan 2023 #57
it is barbaric Skittles Jan 2023 #50
In certain cases and only with iron clad proof of guilt. TigressDem Jan 2023 #51
No. And there are some henious crimes that try my patience. electric_blue68 Jan 2023 #52
Yes, but only if the criminal wants to live, BigmanPigman Jan 2023 #53
El Chapo won't get it, but I feel he is one of the rare ones who deserves it. LeftInTX Jan 2023 #107
I am not proud of my answer but, yes, there are those who deserve to have the state end their lives bottomofthehill Jan 2023 #55
You are a very kind person and you make an extraodinarily Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2023 #58
Maybe it was just too close to home, maybe because of the random nature of those who died bottomofthehill Jan 2023 #59
Understandable response grantcart Jan 2023 #60
Never. Even when they deserve it. Just not a power the state should hold. Maru Kitteh Jan 2023 #61
no... myohmy2 Jan 2023 #62
After serving on a couple of juries, The system is not absolute enough for an absolute end. mackdaddy Jan 2023 #63
There are people who should be or should have been executed.... Kissinger, Rice, asshole in Idaho 3Hotdogs Jan 2023 #65
It's claudette Jan 2023 #67
No. Not in favor of revenge (that's what it is) flvegan Jan 2023 #69
I am 100% opposed to the death penalty. ShazzieB Jan 2023 #70
I am still waiting to hear an argument that would sway nevergiveup Jan 2023 #71
No. When I hear the term "pro-life," that's what it means to me. Rhiannon12866 Jan 2023 #72
Not at 16 when a family member was murdered Warpy Jan 2023 #73
No. It is state ritual murder, and without guarantee that no innocent will be executed DFW Jan 2023 #74
I'm basically against it, due in large part to my feeling that Abolishinist Jan 2023 #75
I'm against Capital Punishment, but that' not the banner I want to march behind. philly_bob Jan 2023 #76
Great post, exactly what I believe. n/t MicaelS Jan 2023 #99
Common misconception inthewind21 Jan 2023 #101
Only in the rarest of cases DenaliDemocrat Jan 2023 #77
What prompted you to do this poll? akbacchus_BC Jan 2023 #79
I'm struggling with my words here... MissMillie Jan 2023 #80
Many have given the most significant reasons to oppose it above. But there is an Scrivener7 Jan 2023 #81
No but I don't care about those who commit heinous crimes. Kaleva Jan 2023 #82
For all those who are against the death penalty... The Grand Illuminist Jan 2023 #83
Could you give an example? How is that status determined? WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2023 #88
That is what prison is for, Sport obamanut2012 Jan 2023 #91
I cannot think of anyone sarisataka Jan 2023 #93
Nobody's too dangerous to be kept alive. Everyone is mere flesh and blood and can Wingus Dingus Jan 2023 #98
Terrorists who operate out of prison LeftInTX Jan 2023 #106
They'd be in the Supermax. Wingus Dingus Jan 2023 #109
That won't stop written communications. The Grand Illuminist Jan 2023 #119
For those inthewind21 Jan 2023 #102
Besides a Sith Lord, who else fits that description? Polybius Jan 2023 #103
Too dangerous to be kept alive??? What the hell does that mean. USALiberal Jan 2023 #123
How would you personally The Grand Illuminist Jan 2023 #126
For those whom are for the DP - when has it ever deterred future heinous crimes? tenderfoot Jan 2023 #139
Nor has prison and jail. The Grand Illuminist Jan 2023 #140
So EVERYONE in prison is going to commit more crimes once released tenderfoot Jan 2023 #141
Never said everyone. The Grand Illuminist Jan 2023 #142
I have been opposed to the death penalty all my life, Doc_Technical Jan 2023 #84
Murder by the State is still murder obamanut2012 Jan 2023 #85
I have no moral compunction against it, but it must NEVER be in error and justice is not perfect. sir pball Jan 2023 #92
No.... but..... Happy Hoosier Jan 2023 #94
Not in favor of it. Our tax dollars should not be used to kill people. ecstatic Jan 2023 #95
I try and let my better angels rule Elessar Zappa Jan 2023 #96
Not really. Torchlight Jan 2023 #104
No mvd Jan 2023 #105
For me, only under very narrow and extreme circumstances Mr.Bill Jan 2023 #114
Example??? USALiberal Jan 2023 #124
Seial Killers, child murder, solid witnesses and other proof, such as DNA, Mr.Bill Jan 2023 #131
In the case of child murderers and serial killers, yes PlanetBev Jan 2023 #115
Absolutely not. Xolodno Jan 2023 #116
Not in this justice system that railroads innocent defendants. GoodRaisin Jan 2023 #117
Not any more. I favor a lifetime of solitary confinement tritsofme Jan 2023 #120
I like how Washington handled it with Gary Ridgeway Kennah Jan 2023 #125
When they're proud of it MurrayDelph Jan 2023 #127
I used to be very much in favor of it... SKKY Jan 2023 #128
Yes Lurker Deluxe Jan 2023 #129
In Very Extreme Circumstances, Yes Deep State Witch Jan 2023 #130
I'm opposed to the death penalty, primarily because it is ... Whiskeytide Jan 2023 #132
I went with "Yes" though my answer is a little more nuanced than that. Jedi Guy Jan 2023 #133
No. Caliman73 Jan 2023 #135
You got the only death penalty clearly stated in the constitution. The Grand Illuminist Jan 2023 #136
I am not EnergizedLib Jan 2023 #137
I am against the death penalty. Silver Swan Jan 2023 #138
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