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The death penalty should be illegal in the united states.

silntwaves
Danielle

My third debate. I retired from debating from a while..sat back and watched some debates (writers debate..vegetarian lunches..ect.) and am now ready to get back in the ring. Ill start off with some definitions. Death:: the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism Penalty:: the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition Death Penalty:: execution: putting a condemned person to death Condemned:: express strong disapproval of The d...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Death Penalty

mongeese
brittwaller

Death Penalty - Capital Punishment - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_penalty Resolved: The death penalty should be used at times as punishment for a crime. I negate the resolution. I reserve the right to make new contentions in future rounds. Contention 1: Costs Too Much [1] The government spends millions of dollars paid for by the taxpayers, just to try to get a person killed. This is, to put it simply, a waste of money. It costs much less money to keep people convicted of high...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Is the death penalty a suitable punishment?

Crayzman2297
ad4m

The death penalty is a reasonable and fair punishment, reserved for only the most hardened and cruel criminals. Personally, i believe that if one takes a life without any just cause, they forfeit their own right to live. keeping them in prison simply wastes the government money it would require to feed and clothe them and care for their needs....

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Death Penalty

whatledge
vivalayeo

~ Intro & Definitions ~ This debate will be focused on whether or not the Death Penalty should be legal. Death Penalty - A sentence of punishment by execution. http://www.answers.com/topic/death-penalty My arguments will be given in Round 2. My opponent can feel free to argue in Round 1, if (s)he chooses to. I look forward to a good debate....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The US Death Penalty Should Be Phased Out

TheAtheistAllegiance
Loserboi

This is a debate related to the elimination of the death penalty. This first round is meant to establish the rules and parameters of the debate, along with finding a willing opponent. There will be 3 extra rounds for the actual debate, which make 4 total. I am Pro - I will argue in favor of eliminating the death penalty. Contrarily, Con will argue against the elimination of the death penalty. Con may provide his/her own arguments, or simply make refutations of mine. For this first round, C...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Resolved: The death penalty should be banned in the United States.

yesolshin
yvonne

Contention 1: The death penalty is costly. Many people think that the death penalty is enforced to save money so that federal prisons do not have to keep criminals in their jail cells for their entire lifetimes. However this is not true. According to a report from the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice in 2008, it costs more for a criminal to be executed than to spend his/her entire life time in prison. The report states, "The additional cost of confining an inmate to d...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

That we should abolish the death penalty

salve
joshuaXlawyer

Welcome to my debate, As pro on the topic, 'That we should abolish the death penalty,' I propose the abolition of the death penalty. The format of this debate will be round one for definitions (in first Con I simply expect my opponent to respond to my definitions) and the others for argument. We define this topic to be: 1)Should - have a moral obligation to. (1) 1) Death penalty - death as punishment for a crime, also called capital punishment. (2) Both definitions paraphrase...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death penalty should be abolished.

19146md
twsurber

The death penalty should be abolished. Doesnt our constitution state that each citizen has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Basically, the death penalty does not follow the constitution. Also, if its some big time serial killer, then wouldn't we want them to suffer? Killing them kinda gives them a free card. If we let them go to prison, then they will suffer. I now stand open for my opponents arguments...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death Penalty is a just punishment in certain cases.

wjmelements
acer

== Parameters == just - guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/just death penalty - capital punishment http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/death+penalty capital punishment - punishment by death for a crime http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/capital+punishment My opponent has the burden of proof in that he must provide the specific cases and the reasoning for them. == The Negation == A person seriously offended of their rights to govern...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Death Penalty

kbug10
KevinW

Error: Humans are too prone to error to decide who should receive the sentence of capital punishment • The fear that an innocent person might be executed has long haunted jurors and lawyers and judges. During America's Colonial period, dozens of crimes were punishable by death, including horse thievery, blasphemy, "man-stealing," and highway robbery. After independence, the number of crimes eligible for the death penalty was gradually reduced, but doubts persisted over whether legal procedures...

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Updated 3 Years Ago