DavePat (Fearless Blue)
| Monday, November 24, 2008 - 03:57 pm |
Ants wage war and have professional standing armies. Even seen the aftermath of an ant war? Makes anything we have done including the horde seem tame. Oh and the victors in an ant war often eat their enemies.
As practiced the death penalty is pointless. Execution ought to follow a form but the one currently in use anywhere except the islamic world is rather pointless since it takes far too long and the execution is kept behind closed doors. To be effective it needs to be speedy, within certain limits to ensure only the guilty are actually executed and needs to be public to act to deter. Also it needs to be messy as messy as can be made and painful to the person executed. Otherwise it is pointless and serves no public interest except revenge.