Basically, this was the topic of discussion for a 4 page shit storm I started, so I wanted to take it over here to start a non-hostile discussion about the idea and the mechanics for and against it. I'd just like to hear more opinions on the matter.
Here is an example, to clarify when something like this would apply. Say a terrorist bombs a train station or whatever, and it kills 50 innocent people. Should he be tortured to find out if there are other attacks that put innocent people at risk? Does this bomber deserve death or harsh punishment for killing the innocent people?
With my radical opinion, I believe that someone who commits such an atrocious act is no longer worthy of these rights because of a blatant disregard for human life. Since rights cannot be taken away, they must just be privileges, correct? This opinion is comparable to Hammurabi's code, "An eye for an eye" or "A hand for a hand". In this circumstance it would be more like, "A life for a life" as fair retribution.
In what circumstances do you believe this is applicable, if at all? Do you agree or disagree, and why?
Rights can't be taken away, we get it. We're debating if they should be privileges, which CAN be taken away. Stop posting the same argument repeatedly.