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Death Penalty

October 9th, 2007 at 11:00pm

Good evening Stuart,

It sounds like I disagree with you about the death penalty. I support the death penalty in cases where the offender has been convicted of extremely serious offences (such as multiple murders, serial rapists, repeat paedophiles etc) and a period of at least five years has passed since the conviction. It is my view that such people are not able to be rehabilitated, and there is no point in keeping them alive, or spending taxpayer funds on keeping them alive when such funds could be better utilised maintaining the law abiding community's services.

I also have no problem with Australians being given the death sentence in foreign countries if they have been found guilty of a serious offence by a fair judicial system. I do not see it as our place to tell foreign countries how to run their legal systems, especially when we would be less than receptive of their advice on running our legal system.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

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  • 1. act  |  October 11th, 2007 at 12:06 am

    So an individual that has had multiple abortions would be eligible for the death penalty?

  • 2. Samuel  |  October 12th, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Well I suppose that would depend on whether abortion is legal or illegal, but to answer your question it is my view that human life starts when a child is born, and therefore abortions are not murder as you can not extinguish a life which does not exist, and therefore there are no grounds for sentencing people who have an abortion.


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