Are drug dealers not effectively murderers in their disregard for the human wellbeing and life of their consumers?I believe in the death penalty for murder. I also believe in it for other things under certain circumstances. I do think that people do things against society that give society every right to kill them. I don't think just because people had a rough upbringing that makes them scum- but it could be part of it. Plenty of people have had cushy upbringings and even with a lot of morality and went on to become scum. I'm just saying that it isn't an either/or situation necessarily, it can be a both/and one as well.
However my major concern is the right of people of even vaguely good will to law and order whatever their economic status and that isn't happening.
If these criminals are caught, the state gives them a year or two in cushy prison, while their victims go on suffering for their lifetimes, or worse, die early.
I certainly don't think that people who had a rough upbringing are scum- why would you say that? It's certainly not an either/or situation, I don't think I was saying that.
Adults who grow up and choose to deal drugs are scum, imo, maybe that's too simplistic a view, I don't know. But I do know that I grew up in a rough part of Dublin, in not great circumstances, and chose not to become a criminal drug dealer because I knew instinctively that it was wrong.