"If the prisoner should ask the judge whether he would be content to be hanged, were he in his case, he would answer no. Then, says the prisoner, do as you would be done to."
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John Selden
(1856-1654)
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Tabletalk, 1689
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Then the judge wouod simply reply .. well you killed him !!!
 -- Pete Wilson, Whitburn ((Scotland))     
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    Two wrongs don't make a right. The right to life is unalienable, even for murderers. I don't care if "he deserves it"; do you really want to sink to his level? Vengeance is obsolete and immature. And besides that, capital punishment does not deter crime, and a capital justice system is actually more expensive to maintain than. What useful, moral function, then, does the death penalty serve?
     -- O. Delusional Liberal     
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    I'm sorry, I meant to say that a capital justice system is actually more expensive to maintain than one that does not exercise capital punishment.
     -- O. Delusional Liberal     
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