Do you agree with the death penalty?

Death-penalty-map

Image via Wikipedia

Do you agree with the death penalty? Is it ever right to kill? And under what circumstances? Is it worth the risks of being wrong?
For an interesting and surprising history ready Wikipedia’s entry on Capital Punishment (Only 58 nations actively practice it anymore).

The trouble with any discussion of the death penalty is that it is a huge, controversial topic. My own thoughts on the matter are unclear. Justice and the legal system are not foolproof or 100% guaranteed. Errors in the system mean that guilty people sometimes go free and innocent people are sometimes convicted incorrectly. Added to this, is the question of whether the death penalty is an effective deterrent. Do people about to commit murder consider their own fate? Does the possibility of receiving the death penalty actively stop them from performing an act of violence?

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Should everything be done in moderation?

What is moderation? Is it about doing things in small doses? Take life by little samples instead of eating the whole pie? Maybe I should just eat the whole pie and suffer the consequences later?

If I apply this theory to my own life then I’ve been suffering the consequences after the fact for a long time but not from over-indulging. I think it’s time I started taking life in moderation…taking life in small doses. Live each moment with a milder touch and not with so much excitement and enthusiasm. I’m 40 years old and it’s time I started to take it slower. Not a lot slower, just a little!

I’m Posting every day in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day / once a week for all of October 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed,
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