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The death penalty. Are you against it or for it?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by We Never Know, May 3, 2021.

  1. For it

    11 vote(s)
  2. Against it

    23 vote(s)
  1. Heyo

    Heyo Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2019
    Only partially true. If it were 100% true, we'd expect that popular ideas would be law, like e.g. stricter gun laws in the US. (But then, calling the US a democracy is also a stretch.)
    At the end the blame is with the people, but it's not that they have given the authority to the bureaucracy, it's that they are too lazy and/or too coward to take it away from the bureaucracy.
  2. Curious George

    Curious George Veteran Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    This presents some mistakes too. Firstly, most criminal law is state law not federal law, so you would not expect it to turn on the party who holds the majority on a national level, secondly, biden is part of the executive branch. Thirdly, you have chosen an issue that deals with a constitutional ammendment and would need much more than a simple majority to enact change.

    But we agree with whom the responsibility sits, the people.
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