the only way to get the death penalty is to commit murder, and it usually means that it was a really sick murder(like someone who tourtered the person to death or killed because it was fun for them). I'd like to know of a nation anywhere where doing something like this would get you 7-8 years.
Im not playing smart ass here, and i might be wrong - but from what i have learned, in amongst others, my sociology classes, it's possible to receive the death penalty for a single murder, in some states fx. Texas
Murder usualy gives 10 years in Denmark, and you get released after 7-8. Longest penalty you can receive is lifetime, which gets you about 12 years before you are released. As far as i remember we had two cases where someone was sentenced real lifetime, one was a quadruble police homocide (he is about to get released after 20 years), and another one where a man murdered a whole family and chopped them into to pieces.
I like it this way, and it works....look at the crime rates.
and I hate to break it to you, but our democracy is the oldest continusly functioning government in the world(not the oldest country, just the oldest current government). and no matter what you think happens, it boils down to the people electing someone to represent them. the government can't say who gets to represent the people, only the people can say who represts us.
I was refering to the the last presidential elections, the fact that if you win a state you win all the mandates from it (which i think is very unfair), the corporate sponsorships of campaigns, and the fact that you only have two parties that count for anything...
I realy ment to say, that i personally think it's a joke - i thought the post was pretty obviously my own view on things.
and It dosen't matter where you live in the world, if you want to get a gun, you can get a gun.
No denying in that, but ill bet you a million dollars, that it's a hell of alot easier to get one in the US than it is in Denmark.
I have personally never seen a firearm in this country - except the ones the Queens honerable guard carries. The police officers can't carry guns in a way so that you can see it. And personally i have absolutely no clue where to get one.
And frankly i still don't get this arguement after all this time, find some murder statistics comparing Europe to the US, and open your eyes.
and no matter what you might think of the US, think about what the alternative would have been. if the US had lost the cold war, do you even think that you would be allowed to complain about the government? much less have access to a computer? or a car? cause there is no way in hell that europe would have withstood the USSR if the US pulled all of it's troops.
The US is a far more benovelent superpower than the USSR ever was.
Well there's alot of if's and but's in this, it depends on what stage you mean, you have to remember that France and the UK had nuclear weapons.
But i'm not naive either, and i'm not denying that NATO and the Marshall plan have been highly beneficial to Europe. But the situation is different after 1991. And i don't like one bit that some cowboy from Texas with the mental capacity of a goldfish is making the world around me a lot less safe place to be.
homocide pr 100.000 population
And then , before you mention it, yes. Switzerland is have about the highest percentage of gun ownership in the world, and one of the lowest homicide rate. However that can be explained, if you want me to!?
And please remeber, that i'm writing this just as a personal explantion of why i don't like your contry, and don't want to live there.