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Old 07-08-2011, 09:56 PM   #13997
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Re: The Longest Thread Ever v28

I don't think that personal ethical choices really play into what the government's role is, that of protecting the its citizens in the most efficient way possible. In other words, the government does not punish to dish out justice, but to hopefully keep it from happening again. You could argue that death row and even the actual execution cost a lot of money, but that is only based off of our current system. I don't really buy into the whole "human rights, man" argument because I find that it is just another way of someone giving more value to their own subjective opinion of what "rights" humans ought to have.

A right is something that, by necessity, cannot be taken from you. A right is not something that should not be taken from you. If you want to call that a right, then sure, but at least don't forget to remember that it is your own personal opinion.
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