Main Motorcycle: 2010 Mag Bonneville
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: in the '16 OTA w/ the crappiest weather in decades
Other Motorcycle: 2013 Suzuki TU250XL3
When someone makes the decision to do something that would earn them the death penalty they have forfeited any right to my consideration in the same way that someone breaking into my home in the middle of the night forfeits the right to keep breathing.
Unless you're rescuing my unconscious body from a burning building kind of thing you have no business being there and deserve whatever damage I can do to you.
Taking a life, any life is (or should be) a very serious matter. My concern is for the rest of society. What does it do to us to sanction murder? Especially when we acknowledge it can be done in error? It can prevent a recurrence but does it accomplish anything positive for anyone in the society? Sometimes at the time of the execution members of victims families have said it brought them closure but has anyone asked them if they still think or feel that years later?
I am disturbed that we know some executions are done to the innocent but we continue our day to day lives without much comment. We say that a human life is beyond price but we are willing to throw a percentage of these lives away.
We've had more than enough "practice" and we still can't always get it right. Maybe we should stop until we can.
Physics always wins
. . . . so get that helmet cam!
2013 Suzuki TU250XL3 - mods in progress / 2010 Triumph Bonneville - miles adding up
2009 Suzuki TU250XK9 - KBC Sep 2013 / 2001 Honda Rebel - KBC Mar 2010