Old Man of the Mountain wrote:The general question could be applied to different specific scenarios and obtain different answers.
For example ... if you could go back in time and kill the mother of some murderous dictator, would you?
"Would you kill the innocent to prevent them from manifesting offense?",this asks by example.Imagine a legal or political system that finds this acceptable, where you could be arrested and sentenced because you're going to do
something wrong. No justification for the deaths of the innocent has been validated by history when viewed in retrospect...however, there is a legal defense called "Lesser of two Evils", with varying degrees of success state by state and case by case.Sometimes people really do have to do something bad to prevent something worse.
I've had a lot of friends, bandmates, and roommates that were murderers- I should share some of their stories and moral stances with you sometime.