connor wrote:I'm gonna go ahead and guess that most people, like myself, who find capital punishment to be absolutely abominable, probably don't care if anyone's feelings are hurt by such 'generalizations.'
So, generalizing isn't an idiotic thing to do if you agree with the sentiment?
connor wrote:If you support capital punishment being a part of our justice system, that means that your desire to see "guilty" people killed is so strong that you're willing to 'write-off' a few hundred/thousand innocent lives that are sure to be swallowed up on death row.
I genuinely have to ask if you ever converse with people outside your own ideological leanings, because this is pure crap. It means nothing of the sort if you're listening to them explain their position. It's a caricature. I've come across severely misguided people that equate the death penalty to a duty, tie it with nationalistic sentiment, "natural" law, is/ought bullshit, etc, but I've also heard rational arguments that, while I don't agree with, fundamentally don't revolve around your characterization of "desire", or not caring whether innocents get executed.