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To: Nachum; wagglebee
Here's my take on this - a little weird, but I've felt this way for a long time.

I support capital punishment. And if executioners were selected by lottery, I'd do my part. I'd pull the switch, pull the trigger, release the trap door, drop the cyanide pellets - with no problem.

But I wouldn't use my medical skills to kill a prisoner.

Just my own opinion.

15 posted on 05/02/2010 8:13:50 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Let tyrants shake their iron rod, and slavery clank her galling chains)
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To: Jim Noble

“I support capital punishment. And if executioners were selected by lottery, I’d do my part. I’d pull the switch, pull the trigger, release the trap door, drop the cyanide pellets - with no problem.”

Few will, however. Juries often go wobbly on the actual imposition of the death penalty too.

In most societies, executioners are professionals. They don’t get squeamish and they don’t botch the job.


25 posted on 05/02/2010 9:18:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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