Facebook and the death penalty
Sometimes I feel like most of my views are totally contrarian. That beliefs in traditional values and harsh consequences for harsh actions is something most people can’t deal with. Then I see something like this on Facebook:
Results: Is the death penalty wrong?
Now, Facebook’s as hip as it gets. This ain’t a bunch of old folks chatting, it’s people of all ages, races, denominations, etc.. What I like about social networking sites is it’s not controlled. When Foxnews releases a poll, I know it’s tilted to the right. With CNN, it’s tilted to the left. With MSNBC, it’s whatever they want it to be. In other words, it’s filtered. With a volunteer poll like Facebook, it’s not. My only reservation about proclaiming something CNNesque like “2/3 of all Americans support the death penalty” is out of the millions on Facebook, only 24,000 have taken this poll.
But, even with those 24,000, it makes me feel a lot better knowing at 16,568 other people think an eye for an eye is appropriate.
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