This is sjgould's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following sjgould's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
sjgould
Recent Activity
Reminds me of my discussions with my pro-death-penalty mom. I just couldn't let her fall back on the vengence position, esp when living in a Nation of Laws. I'd argue that justice was an infrastructure that needed constant maintenance, and worrying about people's emotional state was just so much 'codependency' (sorry -- I hate that word). In the end I had convinced her that if the ultimate punishment was the epitome of our justice system, then we are all in serious trouble as a society -- personal notions of morality, just a cruel joke.
1 reply
Reminds me of my discussions with my pro-death-penalty mom. I just couldn't let her fall back on the vengence position, esp when living in a Nation of Laws. I'd argue that justice was an infrastructure that needed constant maintenance, and worrying about people's emotional state was just so much 'codependency' (sorry -- I hate that word). In the end I had convinced her that if the ultimate punishment was the epitome of our justice system, then we are all in serious trouble as a society -- personal notions of morality, just a cruel joke.
1 reply