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Re: Phillipeans to feed Pirates to the Sharks
I completely understand the emotional satisfaction of the approach toward feeding pirates to the sharks and allowing vigilantism. However, the problem is when this approach gets it wrong. Lot's of cattle rustlers were hung, without trial. It could be you, even though you know you did nothing wrong. There is no protection for the innocent.
Jurisprudence is a man made concept. It's slow and imperfect too, but it's what defines civility. Indeed, it is designed to let 10 guilty parties go free, before incarcerating 1 innocent. Sure it could be improved and should be, but killing folks on sight, with no due process, is a bad idea. You kill a member of my family that you thought was doing wrong, so I kill a member of yours and make the same claim. We've been there before. It does not end, when the bad people are dead. It never ends, until jurisprudence puts an end to it.
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