+31The argument against the use of capital punishment shouldn't be focussed on immorality. It makes more sense to consider its monetary and societal cost. Implementing the death penalty is a substantially more costly process than life imprisonment. Goverment funds would have more use if diverted into education, police force, mental health treatment, drug and alcohol rehab programs etc. This may be why states in the US who have abolished it have lower crime rates in comparison to those who use it.
+42When a government system is made too simple, it becomes easy fit people to violate the rules and revolt. When a government system is too complicated, conflicting opinions hault productivity and it becomes easier to slip under the rules and use sneaky tricks. We as a species need to find the middle ground of collective organization in our civilizations.
+36The problem with pure democracy is that it does not always approach a subject with a rational view. Instead, emotion becomes the sole tool used to decipher which direction to take. This will lead to a bias decision that is near opposite of what would have been decided with logic. Thus, when there is democracy and it lead by emotion, what is inevitable is the encroachment of Locke's stated Natural Rights and, through Rousseau's philosophy, Hobbes' is born: government with absolute power.
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+103Wen you think about it, the voting system in America is pretty unfair for 3rd party candidates running for office.
+106The idea that one day you might not have freedom of speech in your daily life is rather horrifying, amirite?