I was wondering about why we are so against "eye for an eye" punishment. When a crime is obviously premeditated, for example the kids that lit another kid on fire for $40, I dont think eye for an eye is such a bad idea. The same goes for premediated murder, rape, etc... As long as there is solid proof the crime was premeditated I dont have any issue with punishing the perpitrator the same way.
Of course we couldnt have vigilante justice, it would be a government run operation. It would free up room in prisons and be a pretty good deterent for those that think they can do whatever they want and not be punished as harshly as their crimes.
Lets try to discuss the pros and cons without turning it into a political debate