Views on punishment across the political spectrum

May 16, 2019 8 Comments

With the recent debate on Abortion, I just realized that the perspective that several people took were very similar to the ones used previously on the Healthcare, Immigration and Death Penalty debates.

So, I wonder:

Where are you on the political spectrum?
What do you think is worst? That a guilty person goes free or suffers no consequences? Or that an innocent person is punished for something it was not their fault?



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TOP 8 Comments
  • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
    @op are you a US native? I feel like you might not be only because otherwise you’d know that it being worse to punish an innocent person is an American ideal across all political leanings which is to say it’s actually based on a moral question rooted in Judeo-Christian values that the country was founded on.
    May 16, 2019 5
    • Microsoft
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      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      It’s a western world thing, not an American thing
      May 16, 2019
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      @Tier1 you’re correct, I stated it a bit too narrowly but still based in Judeo-Christian values.
      May 16, 2019
    • Uber / Eng ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°
      What is Judeo-Christian about not punishing the innocent?
      May 16, 2019
    • Amazon Coatl
      Yes, I am not from the US, I also thought once that this was an almost universal human ideal until I noticed that when people feel that they are living on a corrupt society with a lot of impunity, they tend to favor the "It's worst for a guilty person to go free" line of thinking.

      I was just wondering if this is what in fact was driving the perspective of some people on the debates I mentioned or if it was just a different perspective of "who is innocent / guilty".
      May 16, 2019
    • Credit Karma / Other EllisDee25
      How are our prisons full of people who accepted bs plea deals not because they were guilty but because they couldn’t afford to fight the DA in court? How did both parties justify this and the death penalty if that’s a US value?

      Or... bombing Afghanistan and Iraq for 9/11?
      May 16, 2019
  • Credit Karma / Other EllisDee25
    Far leftist. It is bad for the population when the state controls our ability to reproduce or not; it’s bad for us when the state can sentence us to death; it’s bad for us when the state controls our movement across borders.

    Conversely, we have more power and freedom if we can quit a terrible job and not worry about loosing our apartments or healthcare access for our family.
    May 16, 2019 0
  • Google Naxnax
    Didn't read but appreciate the maga
    May 16, 2019 0


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