Punishment and Loss of Moral Standing
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When a person sacrifices there moral obligations (committing a crime) he or she must also sacrifice there rights (punishments). In his opinion, wrongdoers must lose some of there right by there acts.
Morris says ending the life of someone who has broken this "circumstances of justices" should be accepted because they have placed themselves outside of it...
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Governments utilize the death penalty to deter people from interfering with other peoples natural born rights of life and liberty. In this way rights are not removed from a person because they never possessed the moral obligations in the first place. Morris gives the example of how contract killers, war criminals, and terrorists have no moral right because they don't respect the circumstances of justice...
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