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Re: Government and Repression



Responding to msg by [email protected] ("Ian 
Farquhar") on Fri, 2 Sep  8:32 AM

>Of course, you've got to question whether capital 
>punishment is _ever_  justified, and I would argue that 
>it isn't.  This is way, way off the topic  of 
>cypherpunks, and I don't intend to get into that 
>discussion on this  forum.  I am very glad to live in a 
>country which has signed international  conventions 
>which prohibit it indulging in brutal and callous 
>judicial  murder of a person, despite the occasional 
>state government loony who  pines for the good old 
>days.


An enlightened view like this is never off topic where nuclear 
weapons and molten spray in tank hulls are chatted up with 
relish.  State-mandated homicide gotta have its dehumanized 
professionals to do the dirty work.

And your suggestion of giving kids the vote at an earlier age 
adds sane countervalence to the

     parent /
     teacher /
     caseworker /
     cop /
     prison guard /
     executioner

escape from responsibility algorithm.


John