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Thread #155090   Message #3645432
Posted By: Stu
26-Jul-14 - 07:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
Subject: RE: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
"I do stand by my earlier conclusion that overall the system works quite well"

But I ask the question again: if a section of society decides to kill a person, how does that differ if it's a judicial system killing a criminal or a single person committing a crime?

The intent is the same, to end the life of a human being using violence. How can we claim the moral authority to judge? What is our basis for this? Is there a place for institutionalised killing outside of a war situation. The alternative, incarceration is far less morally ambiguous, and allows for errors to be corrected of discovered down the line.