"It is the job of thinking people,
not to be on the side of the executioners."
Albert Camus
(1913-1960) French Algerian author
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With 24 hour CNN broadcast of the 'evil doers' it is not uncommon to be worked up into a frenzy and yell. "Bomb 'em! Bomb 'em!" That's when it's time to take a step back and think -- why?
 -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- J Carlton, Calgary      
    ...which is to say, "innocent until proven guilty" -- and I don't know the source.
     -- Bobble, Charlotte, VT     
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     -- jim k, austin tx      
    Good question Archer, For those that know of the vision, the robbers of the people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall. Daniel 11:14
     -- Ron w13, Or     
    This is not to focus on executions (the legitimacy or illegitimacy thereof) but rather executioners. Executioners under the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land includes patrons of the 'executtive', 'judicial', 'legislation' and 'media'. It "IS" (that is for Bobbie) the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I always love when people premise their statement with the “fact” that anyone who disagrees is not a thinking person. As an atheist Albert Camus also said the only valid philosophical question was whether or not to commit suicide. Without an afterlife there is not purpose of this life. In short order (in universe time) it will be as if we never existed. So without the threat of God’s wrath, and without a God there is no moral standard anyone can defend better than another’s, there is no real justification to act superior regarding opinions on executions.
     -- SCSURFR, La Mirada     
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