Should your country punish people who are traitors?




View Poll Results :Should your country punish people who are traitors?
Absolutely! String em up! 12 85.71%
It would depend on the person that committed it. 1 7.14%
No Way! Everyones free to do what they want. 1 7.14%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
June 17th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 

Topic: Should your country punish people who are traitors?


If you had a genuine traitor to your countrys beliefs and policy...what do you think a fair punishment for their crime to be?

Discuss what you think your country should practically do with a traitor. Give that person Death? life Imprisonment? How about Banishment? Would they try him in public? Or should they do nothing at all?

Discuss why you think your government would give that type punishment, if they would give punishment at all.


And easy on the gruesome stuff. We dont want to give anyone new ideas...
June 17th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I got me a new rawhide and there's a nice big ol' cottonwood out front, just drop your traitors off and we'll give 'em a big country welcome.


As far as the death penalty is concerned, my support for that depends entirely on the circumstances of the crime. If it resulted in (or had the potential to result in) the deaths of any of our citizens (servicemembers, government employees, or other civilians), then I say, hell yeah, let them do the deadman's jig on the end of a short rope. Otherwise, I'd go for life imprisonment. In hell. (just kidding )
June 17th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I think being a traitor to your country is among the absolute worst crimes one can commit. Anyone who's read Dante's Inferno will remember the traitors are in the deepest level of Hell, in the Cacytus, the ninth level where Satan himself resides.

Especially treason against a free country, with a government who's provided so much in terms of freedoms and opportunity. A traitor is absolute scum and should be shown no mercy. If what he did caused or had the capacity to cause harm to another, I think the death penalty is justice. Not only that, but it should be well publicised as to serve as a deterent to other potential traitors.
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Boots
June 17th, 2004  
Tessa
 
 
I don't believe in punishing them. Jail is more then welcome, but not punishing.

So I would say no, but since the poll only says one option on no I can vote. Because I don't agree with the option of saying no. If you get what I mean.

I say no, but don't vote no.
June 17th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
If you find them for extreme traitors,well then i guess that they should be punished on certain way(due to civil rights),but the greatest punishment would be exile or public humiliation,idk.............."be inspired"
June 17th, 2004  
Tessa
 
 
What gives anyone right to punish another human being?

Punishment is never acceptable.
June 17th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverPhoenix
What gives anyone right to punish another human being?

Punishment is never acceptable.

Oh Gosh SilverPhoenix baby you're so pretty that I can't help behaving, but first, punishment does not mean automatically death row, and second,
why is that that you talk like a priest ? So would you just leave all the criminals around until Armageddon comes to give everyone his just punishment ?

I come from a country where we unfortunately have lots of traitors: people who belonged to the Communist Parties who constantly kept taking money from the enemy, Moscow. Constantly trying to make business with what was then our worst foe. As a matter of fact, you cant always punish traitors because laws are seldom too clear, or traitors would simply be too many.
In my view, just punish them according to what the Constitution says.
June 17th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverPhoenix
I don't believe in punishing them. Jail is more then welcome, but not punishing.

So I would say no, but since the poll only says one option on no I can vote. Because I don't agree with the option of saying no. If you get what I mean.

I say no, but don't vote no.
As for the traitor that is now in life prisonment in Sweden
I still dont understand those people who say (mostly swedes) that Sweden does not have life in prison, that its only 12 years. Sweden do have life in prison sentences, and there are several that are serving these penelties as we speak. But its never talked about here in this country so most people dont know about it.

I agree, jail but not death as i dont belive in death penelty.
June 17th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Behave yourself ItalianGuy.

And SilverPhoenix, many things give a government the right to punish its citizens. It's part of the social contract, whereby one agrees that in exchange for giving up some freedoms to a governing body, they will enjoy the security and other benefits provided by that body. If they accept this contract (an automatic thing when a person chooses to live in any country) but fail to abide by the laws of that country, then they accept the fact that they will be punished for those transgressions.
As far as the death penalty goes, that's a whole other kettle of fish and I will stay away from it in this thread (there is another discussing that issue anyway) beyond saying that I am a strong supporter of it.
June 17th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Why dont u guys easy it up on Silver,she havs a right for an pacifistic opinion......