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I Don't Understand!

I fundamentally don't agree with the death sentance and as such don't believe he should be executed, but...


...how on Earth does his age/poor health make it worse?

How can it be ok to execute young healthy people and immoral to do so to older less healthy people?! It just doesn't make sense!

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chess
17th Jan, 2006 15:37 (UTC)
Under certain worldviews (the ones that say that execution is a punishment carried out for the benefit of the one being punished, rather than exclusively for the benefit of society as a whole), if he had lost his mental faculties, there would be no point in executing him.
benparker
18th Jan, 2006 19:22 (UTC)
I t hink the thinking is...
... that as it's a punishment, it should be given to someone who is aware that they are being killed because thay have done a bad thing.

But I agree, the world generally has a view that doing things to Old people is particularly bad- so if a pensioner gets mugged, that's a bad crime, although mugging a 20 year old is just one of those things. Funny.

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