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BorderC (Fearless Blue)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 02:58 pm Click here to edit this post
"You are correct, Octavian, in that all human life has value. A beggar has as a great a value as a physician from the moral perspective."

I think you may be responding to me. Unless I just repeated something Octavian had said before.

"The soldier, fireman, or police officer, etc. routinely places his life in danger for the benefit of the body politic, whereas the civilian does not."

They do their job and they get paid for it. Just like every other working person. I don't want to get into a big discussion about this, but I know a LOT of people in those professions (I was an infantryman in the U.S. Army for 4 years and fiancee's side of the family is mostly cops) and don't believe that most of their motives for their occupation are altruistic. And I have that belief as a big supporter of our troops and police force, etc.

By your sentiment would you say that if a beggar and a police officer were murdered under similar circumstances, the murderer of the officer would deserve death but the murderer of the beggar would not?

Or, if an officer is investing the crime scene where a beggar was murdered and was murdered himself by another perp, should the punishment differ? What if the beggar was a homeless vietnam veteran?

It really just comes down to a matter of opinions and beliefs. Since we're probably not going to be changing hearts and minds, it's at least good enough to hear otehr viewpoints to think about.

BC

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