Oct 04, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
Ex_Mil8 said"Execution" implies the infliction of a legal punishment. The poor guy was murdered, plain and simple.
WrestlerBoy saidI am reluctant to say this, as I have yet to fully and finally resolve my thoughts on the matter.
"11. So there are two distinct rights: (i) the right that everyone has, to punish the criminal so as to restrain him and prevent such offences in future; (ii) the right that an injured party has to get reparation."
(John Locke, "Second Treatise of Government" (1689).
This is the philosophical basis for the jurisprudence involved in a "natural law" answer to this barbarity.
So, I won't (yet) make my thought process fully known on this, except to say:
1) We need to "stop" these murders; and in the case, at least, of the British "jihadists" carrying them out,
2) We know where their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters...live.
NB: We also knew where almost every relative of the 9/11 attackers lived, within a week of the attacks. How much money - and how many truly innocent lives did we take - in our response to that?