I agree that anyone who commits murder should be executed, I do not believe the reason for the murder has anything to do with that. Second, I believe that anybody that commits forcible, violent rape against the wishes of the person being raped deserves to be executed.
I do not believe that a child is any more important than anybody else. All life is precious. Let me state that again, ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS!
A crime is a crime. I don't care that the person has uncontrollable desires, I don't care that the abuser was abused. We all know it is wrong. They know it is wrong, that is why they hide their acts. They don't want to be caught because they know it is wrong.
To me making a person register as a sex offender and have everybody hiding from him, pointing at him etc., is cruel and unusual punishment and shouldn't be allowed, the poor person should be executed instead.
Do I believe in mercy, you betcha. Do I believe in forgiveness yes I do, and I'll tell these poor demented people who abuse children that I will forgive them but that they still need to fulfill the law and be executed.
Rapists of 3 or 30 year olds need to be removed from society, permanently.
Well said, JA.
It's not a question of the child being more important than an adult. The point is that a child is vastly more vulnerable than an adult. Such acts cannot be "unseen" and cannot be put into perspective by a child too young to understand or have formed a stable self-image. It warps the personality of the victim for life, causing great suffering to the victim and her or his family members, including any future spouse, children, or in some cases, future victims of the abused person, since some are compelled to repeat the behavior. Some others fall into a pattern of seeking abuse or engaging in promiscuity or prostitution, in the absence of a supportive family and sources of therapy. In some cases, the cuckolded parent will either disbelieve the child or blame the child.
Society would be much better served by executing pedophiles and also pornographers dealing in pedophilia. This behavior needs to be labeled as completely out of bounds.