Quite Right

The worst argument against the death penalty, of course, is that it’s somehow awful for the state to kill people. Nation-states are all about killing people. They exist solely because they’re better at that, on a large scale, than any other form of human organization. Everything else is superstructure, and if they lose that edge it will fade away.
Instapundit, today.

3 comments:

Daniel, USMC said...

Coming in at second place for the worst argument: They might kill the innocent.

Ymar Sakar said...

If they imprisoned the innocent for life, few would care to demonstrate justice or injustice. Only by death can they be made to face the issue of permanence, regret, and redemption. The government kills innocent people every day. This one may just be a more obvious case that people were not allowed to ignore.

Ymar Sakar said...

It would serve the Left's interests of anti-human progress, for certain governments to lose credibility and authority. Insurgencies cannot win if the occupation forces are deemed righteous and strong.