Originally Posted by Vegan Joe
It's all about take a life lose your life. The will of the people.
Do you believe this only in relation to life, or everything that one does should be done back to them?
This doesn't sound like a good approach to me.
Do most people support capital punishment? So what most people want, we should do? It's not a good argument (the will of the people) since many (maybe most or all?) atrocities have been committed by the will of the people.
Originally Posted by Bonoluvr
The State may have enacted the laws, but the people are the ones who voted in the representatives and senators drafting these laws. so the people are the ones who ultimately are responsible.
so here is where it becomes important to vote and to vote for candidates who share you views on major issues.
If I do not vote for the representatives or senators who drafted the laws on capital punishment, how can I be held accountable? Should we blame the people of the early U.S. (and other countries) for slavery or the people who held slaves? Or should I say it was the will of the people at the time and no one is responsible?
So the people are ultimately the ones who kill and not the 'State' is what you're saying. So if killing is wrong, then killing is wrong, regardless of reasons. If I kill someone for killing my wife, it should be no different if they are caught and are killed by the 'State.' However, in the U.S. (at least) I would be tried for killing the killer.
Just because something is "The Law" does not make it right. There are many unjust laws.