I will admit that as a person with a non-addictive personality i struggle with the idea of drug users not having a choice. I believe everyone has a choice, for me, its dont shove it down your gob. What to quit smoking? Dont buy them. Want to quit drinking? Dont drink.
I cant get past that these men had a choice. In fact they made four choices, they were just unlucky that Rush intervened the last time. I believe they would have done it again if they didnt get caught. They were in it for an easy pay day.
In saying that, before this goes around in circles again, i have no wish for them to die. I think that is too full on. Its just that i know many countries practise it so it's no surprise. Women are stoned publicly in some countries for suspicion of being a witch, or looking at someone their husband doesnt like. Its these innocent cases that get my back up the most. I find it hard to have trust/forgiveness/compassion for criminals no matter what level.
I have violent drug addicts in my family and i walked away from them all, and wouldnt speak a word to them if i saw them in the street. Heartless? Maybe. But after seeing them in jail time and time again for attacking innocent people for money for their fix you get pretty jaded towards 'rehabilitation'. They get out of jail and go straight home to steal someone elses property to sell... and they have been off drugs for months in jail-its hard for me to see that as the addiction as they would have weaned. Their faces are literally melting off and their teeth have long gone.
Maybe this personal experience explains why i personally believe its a choice? I dunno.
Am i against the death penalty? No. Get rid of all the murderers and rapists and pedos. I think the legal system in Australia is a joke and that far too many people are set free under the guise of 'rehabilitation'.
We dont 'rehabilitate' dangerous animals, so why do we think we can do it with ****ed up people? God you cant even get a rapist thrown in jail these days they make it so hard on the victim. It makes me sick.
This post is coming from a place of explaining my stance. Im not just digging my heels in the ground for no reason, its an issue that i think could go around in circles forever as personal experience plays such a big part on your emotions and beliefs when it comes to criminal activity.