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Thread #26353   Message #317991
Posted By: John Hardly
13-Oct-00 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Subject: RE: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Bartholemew

I have a response to each of your paradoxes and would be glad to answer them PM if you really want to know. On this thread though they would be too long and tedious I fear. The first paradox is not that hard to understand though you just don't agree with the perspective. It is perfectly consistent to be pro-life and pro death penalty when the focus on the death penalty is placed on the criminal offence of taking a life--it shows that a society values innocent life and if a criminal wants to transgess that value he will pay with his life to show how serious the offense is to society. It's not two wrongs making a right, it's a belief that punishment works to deter crimes against society. Not well said (especially when addressing such an excellent writer such as you Bart) but I think I said the position correctly.

John