Most people love their children unconditionally with everything they have. I find it difficult to believe that such love could just be 'switched off'.
It's not that easy to disassociate yourself and walk away (otherwise more families of those convicted would do just that )
I wasn't talking about the actual murderers who are in the armed forces, who do dodgy things when they shouldn't. I was talking about the entire armed forces, which I suspect you already know! Self defence or not, it is part of their jobs, just like those prison workers who carry out the death penalty. I find it *very* interesting that people call them murderers, when they are clearly following a directive, that can be traced straight back to the top. So really - Obama is the murdered no? He is the head of the country after all.
It's a difficult question. I'm on the fence.
Different people would have different opinions based on their experiences. For the families of victims like Anita Cobby or Ebony Simpson, they might have wanted the option.
For violent crime on the innocent, i think i'm for it. If what happened to Anita Coby happened to my sister/mother/daughter i'd want them executed. Or if someone did to my child what was done to Ebony Simpson, i'd probably want the death penalty as an option. I know that these criminals were sentenced to life in prison, never to be released, but i wonder how hard their life actually is in jail (i have no idea). So I find it a hard topic to come to an opinion on.
I find it harder to imagine ever not wanting to have a relationship with my children no matter what. So often mental illness, drug addiction, other factors come into play, it isn't just black and white. On the flipi side, if something happened to my child, I would never get over it but I honestly can't ever imagine wanting someone dead.
And I wouldn't "stop loving" them. You can love someone desperately and still disassociate yourself from them. I'd still love (and mourn) the memory of them before they did something dreadful. But from that point on they are not the creature I loved and cherished anymore. They have made a choice to go against everything I stand for, so how could I stand by them?
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