Tag: death penalty

Aug 20

Revenge vs. Learning: Which is Stronger?

In Brief — An examination of whether the death penalty is atavistic or useful to society. [Written in May 2017.] Vengeance in the 21st Century — Premeditated murder. It’s often referred to as first degree murder, but generally (excluding military actions) it is deliberately killing another human being. States frequently have their own variations on …

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Aug 06

Gorsuching the Supreme Court

In Brief — The author discusses how Neil Gorsuch might affect the Supreme Court and what conservatism and originalism mean. There’s a little on religion, too. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward, O, Backward Goes SCOTUS in Time — Betcha don’t know what Conservative means. Since you may not know that, you probably have no …

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Aug 09

Dump the Death Penalty

In Brief—The death penalty is an anachronism that is not only immoral, it is tied to the 18th century traditional view that it was acceptable to exact an eye for an eye revenge for a variety of acts now scientifically known to be discredited. It’s time for America to join the civilized world in eliminating …

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Feb 22

Death Penalty-Painless or Abolition?

In Brief—It’s wasteful and illogical to work to make the death penalty painless for the condemned instead of working to abolish it altogether. Abolishing the death penalty would allow American society to address the many social problems that exist and become more civilized in the process. ————————————————————————————————————————– The Waste of the Death Penalty— After months …

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Dec 21

An “Off-the-Chart” Liberal Speaks Out

In Brief—The author lists seven of his views that some may consider unconventional. Readers are invited to weigh them against their own views and submit comments. ———————————————————————————————————————————— Definitions— Liberal is defined as not being limited to established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas as well as free from bigotry, and also as favoring …

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