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There is no compelling reason for revenge

By Philip Martin

This article was published March 19, 2017 at 1:50 a.m.

Few things seem so clear: We ought not kill other people without a compelling reason to do so.

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Rightwhanger says... March 19, 2017 at 11:01 a.m.

I tend to waver on this, but this column helps me know for certain that we should not be killing people in the name of justice. I always come back to the fact that I could never participate in an execution, and I have no right to expect, let alone require, others to do so.

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bmitchellrph06181757 says... March 19, 2017 at 11:26 a.m.

But it sure is fun to watch/listen/read every(not most, every) liberal straight-facedly justify it in the South Carolina Bible Study mass-murder case. Certainly not a laughing matter; but just illustrates the lack of ANY core principles in the Liberal Operator's Manual.

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bork says... March 19, 2017 at 12:08 p.m.

We ought not kill Dylan Roof either.

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snakebite61 says... March 19, 2017 at 2:01 p.m.

what is Mr Martin's answer on how to punish people for the most horrible inhumane crimes ? a 100 lashes strapped to a post ? or would some one find that too cruel? solitary confinement for the rest of their lives ? what does he advise ? Having to watch old reruns of the real housewives of Orange County?

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Lifelonglearner says... March 19, 2017 at 5:46 p.m.

Well written Philip. bmitchellrph: The survivors and family members at Mother Emmanuel set a strong example of forgiveness for the obviously mentally unbalanced person who committed the crime. Ditto for snakebite: I believe you will find that those who commit the most heinous premeditated crimes are typically mentally ill and would have likely been under treatment if we had an effective mental healthcare treatment system instead of using criminal prosecution and prison as an expensive substitute.

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WhododueDiligence says... March 19, 2017 at 8:22 p.m.

I agree with Philip Martin, and Rightwhanger, and Lifelonglearner, and I agree that we ought not kill Dylan Roof either.

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