Why do we care?


Why do we care about anything? for example the big debates about capital punishment. how is that really going to affect your everyday citizen?

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  • 6 years ago
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    Because truth and justice both matter.

    Fact check all sides in a public policy debate. How else will you know the truth. It matters.

    The Death Penalty: Justice and Saving More Innocents

    Dudley Sharp, 8/2014

    The death penalty has a foundation in justice and it spares more innocent lives.

    The majority populations of all countries, likely, support the death penalty for some crimes (1).

    Why? Justice.

    Anti death penalty arguments are either false or the pro death penalty arguments are stronger.

    No "Botched" Execution - Arizona (or Ohio)


    Anti Victim: Anti Death Penalty Movement


    The Death Penalty: Do Innocents Matter? A Review of All Innocence Issues


    The Death Penalty: Fair and Just


    New Testament Death Penalty Support Overwhelming



    The Innocent Frauds: Standard Anti Death Penalty Strategy




    OF COURSE THE DEATH PENALTY DETERS: A review of the debate



    99.7% of murderers tell us "Give me life, not execution"


    Saving Costs with The Death Penalty



    Immanuel Kant: "If an offender has committed murder, he must die. In this case, no possible substitute can satisfy justice. For there is no parallel between death and even the most miserable life, so that there is no equality of crime and retribution unless the perpetrator is judicially put to death.". "A society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral."

    Pope Pius XII; "When it is a question of the execution of a man condemned to death it is then reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned of the benefit of life, in expiation of his fault, when already, by his fault, he has dispossessed himself of the right to live." 9/14/52

    John Murray: "Nothing shows the moral bankruptcy of a people or of a generation more than disregard for the sanctity of human life." "... it is this same atrophy of moral fiber that appears in the plea for the abolition of the death penalty." "It is the sanctity of life that validates the death penalty for the crime of murder. It is the sense of this sanctity that constrains the demand for the infliction of this penalty. The deeper our regard for life the firmer will be our hold upon the penal sanction which the violation of that sanctity merit." (Page 122 of Principles of Conduct).

    Plato: “Longer life is no boon to the sinner himself in such a case, and that his decease will bring a double blessing to his neighbors; it will be a lesson to them to keep themselves from wrong, and will rid society of an evil man. These are the reasons for which a legislator is bound to ordain the chastisement of death for such desperate villainies, and for them alone”

    William A. Petit, Jr.: "Justice is the first virtue of social institutions," according to philosopher John Rawls. It transcends national borders, races and cultures. The death penalty is the appropriate societal response to the brutal and willful act of capital felony murder. Every murder destroys a portion of society. Those murdered can never grow and contribute to humankind; the realization of their potential will never be achieved. I support the death penalty not as a deterrent or for revenge or closure, but because it is just and because it prevents murderers from ever harming again. By intentionally, unlawfully taking the life of another, a murderer breaks a sacrosanct law of society and forfeits his own right to live. (In a home invasion, Dr. Petit was, severely injured, his wife Jennifer and their 11 year old daughter Michaela were raped and murdered. Both daughters, Michaela and Hayley were burned, alive.)

    John Locke: "A criminal who, having renounced reason... hath, by the unjust violence and slaughter he hath committed upon one, declared war against all mankind, and therefore may be destroyed as a lion or tyger, one of those wild savage beasts with whom men can have no society nor security." And upon this is grounded the great law of Nature, "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed." Second Treatise of Civil Government.

    Saint (& Pope) Pius V: "The just use of (executions), far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment which prohibits murder." "The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent" (1566).

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau: "In killing the criminal, we destroy not so much a citizen as an enemy. The trial and judgments are proofs that he has broken the Social Contract, and so is no longer a member of the State." (The Social Contract)

    3300 additional pro death penalty quotes



    a) Guilty: The Collapse of Criminal Justice, by Judge Harold J. Rothwax, 1996

    b) The Death of Punishment, Robert Blecker, 2014

    1) 86% Death Penalty Support: Highest Ever - April 2013

    World Support Remains High

    95% of Murder Victim's Family Members Support Death Penalty



    Victim's Voices - These are the murder victims


    Much more, upon request. sharpjfa@aol.comouh

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    I care because the I believe the world is what you make of it. Put good in, get good back. That may not actually be true, but I choose to believe it is. It gives me piece of mind and inspires me to better understand others and the lives they lead. It sure beats just waiting around to die.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Because don't care was made to care.

  • 6 years ago

    What are we caring about?

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  • Alicia
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    We care because if we didn't then what would be worth living for.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    We care,because we love and, that we should.~*

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    The older you get, the less you care.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    because nobody likes people who are fat and lazy

  • 6 years ago

    to help change

  • 6 years ago

    coz v r affectionate

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