Re: Luciano Pitronello solidarity thread
Originally Posted by Topspindoctor
I see nothing sick with treating criminals with cruelty and brutality to discourage others from similar acts. If you ever saw a crippled wretch, as a result of his crimes, would you entertain similar actions? All of your "principles" and "morals" that go against the law would quickly evaporate. Society needs order and treating criminals with sympathy and kid gloves is not the way to go about achieving that order.
Yes, exactly. That's why the world is currently crime-free because everyone knows the consequences of their actions and thus do not commit any crimes. No one's getting murdered or ra.ped anymore. What a wonderful world indeed.
"But certain interests of particular people are so important that it would be wrong - morally wrong - for the community to sacrifice those interests just to secure an overall benefit. Political rights mark off and protect these particularly important interests. A political right, we may say, is a trump over the kind of trade-off argument that normally justifies political action." - Ronald Dworkin (RIP)
Last edited by tripwires : 08-12-2012 at 05:01 PM.