Recursive UK petition

A UK e-petition: Public Hanging for those who propose public hanging: "The proposed punishments for some crimes are so horrific that the proper punishment for proposing this punishment is the death penalty..." If you ask me, hanging's too good for 'em. (Thanks, Alex)


  1. This has got to be the most brilliant ploy to legalize state assisted suicide I’ve seen this week. 

  2. It’s not actually a recursive function though. Here’s some pseudo-code.
    // propose_hanging: true if person believes in hanging
    // Returns true if the person should be hanged.
    bool should_be_hanged(bool propose_hanging) {
       return propose_hanging;
    }There are only two possible inputs: proposing hanging or not proposing hanging.  The stop condition is immediate in either case.

  3. Reminds me of my favorite quote from the original Bedazzled:

    “You realize that suicide’s a criminal offense. In less enlightened times they’d have hung you for it” – George Spiggott

  4. Hear, hear!  We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

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