First off, apologies as this has been discussed before but not recently and it went all political the last time!
i was watching the box the other night with the O.H, on a certain no. channel about death row. Covered by a certain fast food named presenter.
fascinating insight into the death row etc etc.
Now about half way through, we got into a bit of a heated discussion (not quite a domestic!!) and i had to pause it.
The O.H said 'don't agree with the death penalty, they should be locked up for life and rot there for the rest of their lives'
i couldn't quite see the logic behind this and had to have it out with her.
i quite calmly said, 'life for a life' and there......it started!!
Now my thought on this is that, if your willing to stoop that low and take someones life (granted there is spur of the moment things to discuss), then i totally agree with the state and you should be no more!
She then went on to say that, if someone had taken her family members life, she wouldn't like to see them killed, just have them locked up for life, only allowed out for 1 hour a day to exercise/walk about etc, and rot in there for life until they eventually die of old age, thats the best punishment for them and gives them time to think about what they have done.
plus quite nasty in saying it, she would like them to suffer!
Many states are abolishing this law now and are opting out of the death penalty but i think i read that 50-60% of Americans still agree with it.
any other thoughts??