Regular readers know that MJM sees capital punishment as the only commensurate justice for first degree, intent-to-kill murder. I am aware that even some of my gun-packing, libertarian friends who are prepared to personally dispatch evil-doers nonetheless balk at authorizing the state’s power to exact the ultimate punishment. So, I have constructed a hypothetical to sway you over to my point of view on this.
Skeptical? This scenario, this hypothetical—it’s almost guaranteed to turn you into a death penalty advocate. Even left-leaning types who oppose the death penalty will change their minds. After one reading. Let it sink in for only a few seconds, and see if you, too, would not agree with me, and vote “aye” to the death penalty.
I propose any spammers and phishers be imprisoned without bond, tortured, held for a time until we catch several dozen, and then all strung up on the gallows together on the courthouse lawn. One big mass hanging. Can you imagine the applause?
Are you with me on this?
Being facetious, of course.
Well, sort of.