Do you think modern society should still be allowed to use torture as a means of gathering intel and/or punishment, or do you think we should discard all methods of torture because it's "primitive"? And why?
- I am for the use of torture, to both the punish criminals and extract information from our enemies.50% (2)21% (4)26% (6)Vote
- I am only for the use of torture to punish the worst of criminals (Murderers and rapists).0% (0)11% (2)9% (2)Vote
- I am only for the use of torture to get information, regarding our national security, from our enemies.25% (1)42% (8)39% (9)Vote
- I am fully against torture, regardless of the reason behind its use.25% (1)26% (5)26% (6)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
As a means of getting information in an emergency, yes.
People who oppose this are dropping the context of rights. Rights are predicated to life, because there would be no rights without life. This is somewhat the equivalent of a boat that will sink unless one passenger is thrown overboard. Even though it would be morally wrong and ought to be illegal in most contexts to kill an innocent person, in that context it would be morally right and ought to be legal. These examples are, by the way, extremely rare and almost everyone will never experience such a situation, though university professors obsess about them anyway in order to avoid dealing with the bulk of ethics, which is rightly about how to live ethically in everyday life.0