I'm interesting in talking about an issue that I don't think we've seen in a while - capital punishment. I used to be very much against it, but honestly as of late I'm starting to change my mind on this a bit. My logic is a bit simple and crude, but it is essentially nihilistic in nature. If there isn't any real intrinsic value to life, and morality is pretty much a subjective matter, why should our society bother reducing the living standards of all of us and pay to house and feed people who rape children or want to see our lives ended? What, exactly, is so noble and honorable about having mercy on serial killers when that money could instead go to helping malnourished children or advancing science and technology, or some other much more noble cause?
There are arguments about things like it costing so much money to kill people on death row (even more than keeping them alive), and other arguments about how minorities tend to be hit the most with death sentences, and I'll address these both really quick right now. For the former, we simply kill them in a cheaper way and shut down the private prison system that is costing us out our asses for sub-par work. For the latter, I don't support racism in the justice system and so I don't really see why this matters. In short, both of these arguments tend to address !@#$ that I agree is also a problem that should be rectified if we're going to have capital punishment in a truly efficient way.
Okay, have fun voting and let the !@#$-flinging begin.