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If you voted for state rep Dixon McMakin in Baton Rouge the jokes on you...

Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:00 pm
Posted by TigerGman
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:00 pm
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"When it comes specifically to the death penalty, I personally am not a death penalty guy. I'm pro-life. I believe pro-life is from birth to death," Rep. Dixon McMakin (R) said.



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Posted by jrodLSUke
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:03 pm to
He’s ran for state representative, not state executioner.
Posted by TigerGman
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:04 pm to
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He’s ran for state representative, not state executioner.


So he's for letting cold-blooded murderers off the hook.

Posted by OysterPoBoy
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:06 pm to
I thought I voted for Dixon Cider.
Posted by TROLA
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:07 pm to
Such a crazy set of ideals he holds.. burn him at the stake and bring the hangman in to rectify such injustice
Posted by jrodLSUke
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:09 pm to
So you support giving our error prone government run justice system the power to murder innocent citizens?
Posted by moneyg
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:12 pm to
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So you support giving our error prone government run justice system the power to murder innocent citizens?



jury of peers?
Posted by TigerGman
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:19 pm to
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So you support giving our error prone government run justice system the power to murder innocent citizens?


That's not his reasoning is it? He does support it under any circumstances. just like a left wing liberal
Posted by boosiebadazz
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:22 pm to
That seems like a consistent position if you’re pro-life?
Posted by Lsupimp
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:36 pm to
I can respect someone who opposes the death penalty. I don’t agree with them but I don’t see that as a disqualification for a Conservative or a Republican. Some people have a Libertarian bent and don’t want to give that authority to the state. Others think matters of life and death belong to God alone. These are things we can discuss as it’s a traditional “ size and scope of government “ conversation that we have always had.
Posted by Hester Carries
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:38 pm to
As a pro-life....scratch that...as an abolitionist...and a pro-death penalty guy (who understands that there is a massive difference between the unjust killing of an innocent child, and the state-sanctioned execution of a guilty person, and that the Bible does not condemn death-penalties)

this isnt really something I have a problem with, and at least is more or less morally consistent.
Posted by Righteous Dude
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:41 pm to
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That seems like a consistent position if you’re pro-life?



quote:

I believe pro-life is from birth to death," Rep. Dixon McMakin (R) said.


I don't know if he misspoke or not but being pro-life from birth isn't the same as pro-life from conception.
Posted by TSLG
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 5:44 pm to
Most intelligent people oppose the death penalty.
Posted by captdalton
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 6:28 pm to
I have no doubt that innocent people have been executed in this country. Based on the number of people that have been exonerated by DNA testing, probably quite a few innocent people have been executed over the years. The death penalty in theory is solid. An eye for an eye, that sort of thing. But like anything, the government will frick it up.

Incompetent, overzealous, and/or outright dishonest cops and prosecutors are not exactly unheard of.

One can support being tough on crime but not be in favor of the death penalty.

Just based on my moral beliefs, I don’t want to be responsible for the state murdering an innocent person. I am all in favor of murderers and pedophiles getting a bullet in the head. I just don’t trust the government to get it right.
Posted by Homesick Tiger
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 6:38 pm to
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Most intelligent people oppose the death penalty.


I see no one close to you has ever been murdered. I'm intelligent and I support the death penalty.
Posted by el Gaucho
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 8:03 pm to
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I have no doubt that innocent people have been executed in this country.

Maybe like 100 years ago

Everybody they execute now is a real criminal. They’re not hanging good ol baws for shooting jody anymore
Posted by yakster
Member since Mar 2021
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 8:10 pm to
Wrong! I’m pro life when the person(baby) is an innocent human being. Not for someone who has taken another person’s life.
Posted by el Gaucho
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 8:25 pm to
I support the death penalty for littering
Posted by boosiebadazz
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 8:27 pm to
So you don’t really believe in the sanctity of life. That’s fine, but just call it was it is. You’re selectively pro-life.
Posted by Antonio Moss
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Member since Mar 2006
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Posted on 2/20/24 at 8:36 pm to
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I see no one close to you has ever been murdered.


I completely understand that someone would feel that way. But that is kind of the whole reason we take the task of criminal justice away from the victims and place the burden on society as whole. As the victim, you can’t remain emotionally balanced and unbiased.
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