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Old April 5 2013, 08:54 AM   #218
Re: Defending Admiral Cain from Battlestar Galactica(mentions Dick Che

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Only in the sense that drinking water is similar to drowning.
I would say the better comparison would be water-boarding vs. drowning vs. "drinking water vs drowning". Cain never bothered with pretense.
No. We're saying a single step is a terrible thing even though it can sometimes be morally justified given the conditions. You're saying that going a mile is just fine and on the same level.
If Cain has gone a mile, the US has walked that mile with her and maybe a step further. This is the only thing (greater punishment for crimes) that she went further than the US, but the US has gone further than her in other instances. Given the greater importance of discipline in her conditions, its understandable.

The Catholic Church (the purveyors of moral absolutism in other instances) even acknowledges the morality of harsher punishment including the death penalty when it becomes harder to maintain stability and order.

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