Sir Daniel has clearly shown who he is after his puerile Sherlock post. Personally, I do not believe that “Discussions and debates are a major part of this site, opposing views are always welcome and we encourage everyone to join.’ should be on the home page.
The death penalty is an issue which you quite rightly say attracts heated debate. Pointless debate in my view, as neither side will change their stance.
I was a liberal anti DP politician until my adopted daughter was raped and murdered. The perpetrator was released in just under 7 years and now lives on my taxes.
That is why I posted, clumsily I admit, that those who are against the DP should have a family member killed and then see how they feel.
Sir Daniel hijacked a thread to start spouting his views. I actually do not believe that he is pro DP whatever he says.
"Personally, I have no issue with someone being lethally injected for committing acts of violent and premeditated murder, none at all, but those poor, innocent families that are left behind. As if they haven't suffered enough already by having a convicted killer in the family, we can only surmise at the unimaginable pain they experience when their family member is put to death.
Focus solely on the crimes of these vicious and callous murderers and for many of us it is really quite easy to support the death penalty. If we stop for a moment, though, and consider the families of these killers in a way that they themselves never did when they committed their murderous acts, we might just be satisfied with life in prison without parole, at least, that's my view."
There are many on this forum who have lost loved ones through murder. You may understand why it is irritating to read "poor, innocent families that are left behind" when families of murder victims have suffered years longer and were entirely innocent.
Murderers bring a blight to the familes of victims and also to their own house.
I CANNOT ACCEPT THIS LINE OF ARGUEMENT BECAUSE IT IS ACTUALLY BLAMING ME FOR MY CRUELTY IN WISHING THE MURDERER TO BE KILLED.
It is true that personally, discussing this issue with anti DP people is in my mind pointless and not what I understand this forum is about. If people wish to debate this matter, go and have fun in a debates soc. That is where it belongs.
“Sir Dickbag” is indeed a personal attack and frankly he got off rather lightly considering his post. I for one do not wish to 'debate' this issue with those who are just as closed in their own beliefs as I am in mine. We do have some anti DP members who are indeed accepted as part of the family because they are always respectful and consider the feelings of others on this board. Those who turn up and within a few moments start supporting LWOP or are anti DP are without question those who are trying to disrupt the forum. They are in short, TROLLS.
It is also true that one or two members of this board may well thank you and Sir Dickbag but they are low posters and in my mind very suspect too.
No anti has ever offered a satisfactory way in which LWOP can be an absolute guarantee that a murderer will ever not kill again in prison or that they will never be released.
It only take a few liberal politicians to let them out again or accountants who want to clear the prisons.
That is it, as far as I am concerned. I do not have enough heartbeats left to waste any more time 'debating'.